Here is a link to the AVMA guidelines on euthanasia in animals:
https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Documents/euthanasia.pdf

The description on sheep and goats starts on page 55, and includes a diagram on 
where and at what angle the gunshot should be placed, along with a quick 
discussion on pros and cons on different types of guns and ammunition to be 
used.

Regards,
Stephan


Stephan Wildeus, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP
Research Professor – Small Ruminants
Box 9061
Agricultural Research Station
Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA 23806

e-mail: swild...@vsu.edu
Ph.: 804-524-6716
Fax: 804-524-5186



-----Original Message-----
From: Blackbelly [mailto:blackbelly-boun...@lists.blackbellysheep.info] On 
Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30 AM
To: blackbelly@lists.blackbellysheep.info
Subject: Re: [Blackbelly] dispatching gun

This is one of the better diagrams I have seen.  Since this shows where the 
brain is, and how small it is.  It also gives you some sight lines to follow.
However for Blackbellies, think about how thick their foreheads must be from 
all the head butting.  I would never attempt a frontal line, especially with a 
small caliber round.


-Steve

On 3/29/2015 8:14 PM, Michael Smith wrote:
> I've never dispatched a sheep before. When you all say "behind the
> ear", in what direction are you aiming? towards the spine, or towards
> the other side, or towards the front of the head?
>
> I would have thought the best entrance would be behind the head into
> the brain, trying to break the spine and also stop the brain. No?
>
> -Michael, Perino Ranch Blackbellies.
>
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 6:59 PM, Eileen Breedlove
> <epbreedl...@dsl-only.net> wrote:
>

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