Department of Agriculture - Euthanasia - Inhalant agents.


Published: 2011-01-20

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Carbon dioxide (CO2):

(A) Compressed carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in cylinders is the only allowed source of carbon dioxide.

(B) Gas concentration must be maintained for at least one minute after death.

(C) Carbon dioxide is the only chemical to be used for euthanasia of animals intended for human or animal consumption.