SECTION .0600 - EUTHANASIA BY CARBON MONOXIDE

 

02 NCAC 52J .0601          CARBON MONOXIDE EQUIPMENT

If carbon monoxide is used for euthanasia in a certified facility, the following requirements shall be met:

(1)           Only commercially compressed, bottled gas shall be used;

(2)           The gas shall be delivered in a commercially manufactured chamber that allows for the individual separation of animals;

(3)           Animals placed inside of the chamber shall be of the same species;

(4)           The chamber shall achieve a minimum six percent uniform concentration of carbon monoxide within two minutes of beginning the administration of the gas;

(5)           Death shall occur within five minutes of beginning the administration of the gas; and

(6)           Animals shall remain in the chamber with carbon monoxide for a minimum of 20 minutes.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 19A-24;

Eff. March 23, 2009.