Posts Tagged ‘euthanasia’

C.S.I Billinudgel: Russell, a 1080 Survivor

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

In one sense, Russell is a very lucky boy. So far, in 6 years, he has survived a blow from a car, several venomous snakebites, obstruction on bladder stones, and secretly snacking on rat poison. If… Read more

Gulf Oil Spill: Now Killing Pets Too

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

If the grotesque images of oil-soaked wildlife weren’t depressing enough, now the economic impact of the BP oil spill is landing large numbers of pets on welfare death row. Full article in the New… Read more

Dispatching Beached Whales

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Vets living in beachside towns may be called to attend a beached whale, more commonly to euthanase than heal.   Here’s a few pointers on declaring or inducing death in marine megafauna, and the use… Read more

Death by haemorrhage

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

When talking haemorrhage, most people think external. Our exposure to violent death in splatter flicks and video games conjures slashed throats, arterial sprays, and a creeping puddle of blood… Read more