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Legislation, Regulations and Guidelines by SubjectAVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (PDF | 160 KB)
American Veterinary Medical Association.
This 2013 report provides recommendations to give veterinarians guidance in relieving pain and suffering of animals that are to be euthanatized. (NOTE: This documents updates the previous guidelines published in 2007). *Updated