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Title 21: Food and Drugs
§522.900 Euthanasia solution.
(a) Specifications. Each milliliter (mL) of solution contains:
(1) 390 milligrams (mg) of pentobarbital sodium and 50 mg phenytoin sodium.
(2) 400 mg secobarbital sodium and 25 mg dibucaine hydrochloride.
(b) Sponsors. See sponsors in §510.600(c) of this chapter:
(1) Nos. 000061, 051311, and 054925 for use of product described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(2) No. 000856 for use of product described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
(c) Special considerations. Product labeling shall bear the following warning statements: “ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD: This product is toxic to wildlife. Birds and mammals feeding on treated animals may be killed. Euthanized animals must be properly disposed of by deep burial, incineration, or other method in compliance with state and local laws, to prevent consumption of carcass material by scavenging wildlife.”
(d) Conditions of use in dogs—(1) Indications for use. For humane, painless, and rapid euthanasia.
(2) Amount. One mL per 10 pounds of body weight.
(3) Limitations. Do not use in animals intended for food. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
[68 FR 42969, July 21, 2003, as amended at 68 FR 55824, Sept. 29, 2003; 70 FR 8929, Feb. 24, 2005; 71 FR 13542, Mar. 16, 2006]