All livestock producers will eventually face a situation when euthanizing a compromised animal is the most humane option. Effectively and safely performing euthanasia on-farm when needed decreases animal suffering and helps maintain a high level of animal welfare.
Based on the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep, the ALP On-Farm Euthanasia manual provides information regarding:
- Guidelines on making the decision to perform on-farm euthanasia.
- Approved methods of euthanasia for different ages of sheep.
- Handling of deadstock