New Anesthesia/surgery and Buprenorphine-SR forms
sent out a memo on August 31st in regards to anesthesia/surgery
monitoring and analgesia. Please find the associated documents under "Forms, Applications, Permits" on the top menu.
New Surgery Hood
A New Surgery Laminar Flow hood will be available in the CLEAN surgery suite for booking and use after August 9, 2021.
Sodium Pentobarbital Shortage
Information below was taken from an email sent out to the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) on behalf of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).
|Guidance for Veterinarians on Euthanasia Methods that |
Do Not Include Pentobarbital Sodium
Due to a global shortage of pentobarbital sodium, the active ingredient used in most euthanasia products for animals, the existing Canadian supply may be impacted by the end of 2021 through mid-2022. Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD), the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are working together with manufacturers, importers, and distributors to help minimize the impact of the shortage and provide information and updates to stakeholders.
The CVMA, through an advisory committee, has developed a guidance document, Guidance for Veterinarians on Euthanasia Methods that Do Not Include Pentobarbital Sodium, on products, methods, and protocols that can be used by veterinarians as alternatives to those that utilize pentobarbital sodium for euthanasia of animals.
Read the English version of the guidelines here.
Read the French version of the guidelines here.
The CVMA will endeavor to keep Canadian veterinarians apprised of any changes to the situation, including updates to the Guidance Document.
Please direct any questions regarding this document to firstname.lastname@example.org. The CVMA will coordinate written (email) responses from members of the advisory group who authored the Guidance Document.
Dr. Enid Stiles