Section .0600 - Euthanasia By Carbon Monoxide

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 02 - agriculture and consumer services/chapter 52 - veterinary/subchapter j/02 ncac 52j .0601.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .0600 - EUTHANASIA BY CARBON MONOXIDE

 

02 NCAC 52J .0601           CARBON MONOXIDE EQUIPMENT

If carbon monoxide is used for euthanasia in a certified

facility, the following requirements shall be met:

(1)           Only commercially compressed, bottled gas

shall be used;

(2)           The gas shall be delivered in a

commercially manufactured chamber that allows for the individual separation of

animals;

(3)           Animals placed inside of the chamber shall

be of the same species;

(4)           The chamber shall achieve a minimum six

percent uniform concentration of carbon monoxide within two minutes of

beginning the administration of the gas;

(5)           Death shall occur within five minutes of

beginning the administration of the gas; and

(6)           Animals shall remain in the chamber with

carbon monoxide for a minimum of 20 minutes.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 19A-24;

Eff. March 23, 2009.