To evaluate with CT the characteristics of brain tissue disruption and skull damage in cadaveric heads of adult horses caused by each of 6 firearmammunition combinations applied at a novel anatomic aiming point. Results indicated that the examined firearm-ammunition combinations, when applied at a novel aiming point, appear to be reasonable options for euthanasia of horses. (Am J Vet Res 2021;82:28–38)

Resource Type

  • Position Statements


  • Euthanasia
  • Necropsy

Publish Date

April 20, 2021