Overview

Since early 2021, there has been a global shortage of pentobarbital, the active ingredient in common euthanasia drugs — including Euthanyl in Canada — for horses and small animals.

In response, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners recommend that veterinarians conserve supplies by adhering strictly to dosage guidelines and use alternative euthanasia methods.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is holding an equine continuing education session titled, "Equine euthanasia alternatives in an environment without Euthanyl," on Monday, June 28, 2021. 

This 2021 equine health seminar is presented by the WCVM's continuing education team. 

Registration

This equine health CE seminar is open to veterinarians and other veterinary professionals.

This 90-minute seminar has been approved for __ CE credits by the following: 

  • Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA)
  • Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA)

Click the button below to register for the June 28 equine health seminar. 

Cost: $25 (plus GST) 

Seminar

June 28

Equine euthanasia alternatives in an environment without Euthanyl

This session will focus on alternatives that veterinarians can use for equine euthanasia in response to the global shortage of pentobarbital, the active ingredient in common euthanasia drugs — including Euthanyl in Canada. 

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Nora Chavarria, clinical associate, Equine Field Service, WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre
  • Dr. Chris Clark, associate professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, WCVM

Time and date: 

  • 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. CST
    Monday, June 28, 2021

Registration

  • Click here to register for the June 28 event. 
  • Fee: $25.00 (plus GST)

Meeting information: 

  • Webex meeting link will be emailed to all registrants in advance of the event

Speakers

Click on the following links to learn more about the equine health speakers. 

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