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Descriptor English: Euthanasia, Animal
Descriptor Spanish: Eutanasia Animal
Descriptor Portuguese: Eutanásia Animal
Descriptor French: Euthanasie animale
Entry term(s): Animal Euthanasia
Animal Mercy Killing
Mercy Killing, Animal
Tree number(s): E02.760.905.199.249.750
E05.335
N02.421.585.905.199.500.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037901
Scope note: The killing of animals for reasons of mercy, to control disease transmission or maintain the health of animal populations, or for experimental purposes (ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION).
Annotation: methods of "sacrificing" animals go here if the topic of discussion; for euthanasia of laboratory animals, coordinate with ANIMALS, LABORATORY
Allowable Qualifiers: ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
Related: Animal Culling MeSH
Animal Welfare MeSH
DeCS ID: 37561
Unique ID: D037901
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/02
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Euthanasia, Animal - Preferred
Concept UI M0413851
Scope note The killing of animals for reasons of mercy, to control disease transmission or maintain the health of animal populations, or for experimental purposes (ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION).
Preferred term Euthanasia, Animal
Entry term(s) Animal Euthanasia
Animal Mercy Killing
Mercy Killing, Animal



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