Review of CO2 as a euthanasia agent for laboratory rats and mice

Gregory P. Boivin, Debra Hickman, Michelle A. Creamer-Hente, Kathleen R. Pritchett-Corning, Natalie A. Bratcher

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Abstract

Selecting an appropriate, effective euthanasia agent is controversial. Several recent publications provide clarity on the use of CO2 in laboratory rats and mice. This review examines previous studies on CO2 euthanasia and presents the current body of knowledge on the subject. Potential areas for further investigation and recommendations are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-499
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Volume56
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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Boivin, G. P., Hickman, D., Creamer-Hente, M. A., Pritchett-Corning, K. R., & Bratcher, N. A. (2017). Review of CO2 as a euthanasia agent for laboratory rats and mice. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 56(5), 491-499.