Veterinary euthanasia drugs as suicide agents

William H. Cordell, Steven C. Curry, R Furbee, David L. Mitchell-Flynn

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Abstract

We report three cases in which pentobarbital and T-61® were used or their use was threatened in suicide attempts. One patient died after IV injection of a pentobarbital solution. Another threatened suicide by the same method. A third patient survival the ingestion of both pentobarbital and T-61®. Supportive care forms the mainstay of therapy when these agents are used in suicide attempts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-943
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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Veterinary Drugs
Euthanasia
Pentobarbital
Suicide
Eating
Injections
Survival
T 61
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • drugs, veterinary euthanasia, suicide
  • suicide, drugs, veterinary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Veterinary euthanasia drugs as suicide agents. / Cordell, William H.; Curry, Steven C.; Furbee, R; Mitchell-Flynn, David L.

In: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 8, 1986, p. 939-943.

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Cordell, William H. ; Curry, Steven C. ; Furbee, R ; Mitchell-Flynn, David L. / Veterinary euthanasia drugs as suicide agents. In: Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 15, No. 8. pp. 939-943.
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