SECTION .0500 EUTHANASIA BY INJECTION

 

02 NCAC 52J .0501 INTRACARDIAC INJECTION

Intracardiac injection for euthanasia shall only be administered under the following conditions:

(1) due to injury or other medical condition, the animal is unconscious, or the animal has been rendered unconscious by administration of a general anesthetic;

(2) due to medical condition of the animal and/or size of the animal, intravenous or intraperitoneal administration is not practical or humane;

(3) the absence of a pain response has been verified prior to the administration of the intracardiac injection and this verification is documented in the animal's record; and

(4) the justification for an intracardiac injection rather than an intravenous or intraperitoneal route of administration has been documented in the animal's record.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 19A-24;

Eff. March 23, 2009;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2022.