Dechra launches new veterinary euthanasia product

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Dechra launches new veterinary euthanasia product

Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Euthasol vet, a concentrated solution of pentobarbital sodium which can be used on dogs, cats, rodents, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats, horses and mink.

Euthasol vet is presented as a clear blue liquid, licensed for intravenous, intracardial and intraperitoneal usage. A dose of 140 mg/kg (equivalent to 0.35 ml/kg) is considered sufficient for all licensed routes of administration.

Euthasol vet comes in vials of 100ml and has a 28 day broached shelf life.

Dechra Brand Manager Claire Morgan said: "Choosing the correct product for euthanasia is vital for veterinary professionals and Euthasol vet offers a highly effective solution.

"The intravenous route of administration should be the route of choice. Where intravenous administration is impossible, the product may be administered via the intracardiac route in all named species.

"Euthasol's versatility in terms of the range of species in which it is licensed for use, coupled with its 400 mg/ml concentration, is set to make it a popular choice in practice."

For more information, visit www.dechra.co.uk


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  • just wondering what the pH is of this product - ie how much it stings? having seen some extreme reactions to a few other different ones  (not ideal when owner is present)