Questions related to Asphyxia
Nowadays, plastic is considered a great environmental and health hazard. Plastic bags and food wrappers are consumed by animals leading to digestive problems that can cause their death. Animals can get trapped with bags around their heads causing them to suffocate. Plastic bags tend to disrupt the environment in a serious way. They get into soil and slowly release toxic chemicals. They eventually break down into the soil, with the unfortunate result being that animals eat them and often choke and die. The plastic pieces are polluting even our oceans causing negative impact on hundreds of different species of marine plants and animals.
On the other hand, there are positive points, as well. Plastic bags are durable and weatherproof, stronger than paper and resistant to many chemicals. They are the most convenient packaging option, good for branding and cheaper than paper or cloth packaging. Most of the plastic bags are biodegradable, i.e. they can be broken down in a reasonable amount of time when thrown in the waste. Biodegradable plastic bags leave no trace behind and are safe for the environment.
I was speaking with our University's vet and she mentioned that live decap is the better route to take if you're planning on doing any histology after death. Does anyone have any further information on this/any sources that show this?
Because phenobarbitone seems to help in cardiovascular stabilization and cerebral protection by decreasing oxygen demand.