The rendering industry is asking for veterinarians' help in euthanization of livestock. The FDA has determined that pentobarbital is a hazard in ingredients fed to pets and other animals and that animals euthanized with pentobarbital cannot be rendered to make food for pets, poultry, and livestock. The FDA has a zero tolerance for pentobarbital in animal food. For euthanized livestock or other large animals to be rendered, non-chemical forms of euthanisia must be used per the FDA. Using pentobarbital for animal euthanasia is a problem because a renderer cannot distinguish animals...
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