In the1980s, Euthanex revolutionized the humane animal euthanasia process through the use of CO2 with our patented Euthanex Lid System. Euthanex lids allow animals to be gently euthanized through the precise control of gas introduction while they remain in their home cages, thereby minimizing added stress. The lid system is highly economical and efficient and still widely used today. Euthanex lids are available in a range of sizes. These heavy-duty, stainless steel lids include an easy, quick disconnect lid stem for gas input and a foam gasket for a secure fit. The foam gasket seal also allows each Euthanex lid to be used on a smaller cage size. Custom lid sizes and flow restrictors are also available.
The Euthanex SMARTBOX® Auto CO2 Systems ensures AVMA compliance every time. All SMARTBOX products automatically control the CO2 introduction and delivery times. SMARTBOX conserves gas by automatically shutting off the flow of CO2 at the completion of the cycle. The SMARTBOX products range from single cage treatment to hundreds of cages in one euthanasia cycle - all while ensuring AVMA compliance.
The most sophisticated systems also have the highest cage capacity - up to 160 shoebox mouse cages or 32 standard rat cages can be treated at one time. Each Variable Flow product features a three-stage euthanasia cycle by controlling flow rate and timing variables.
The next largest capacity systems can treat up to 62 shoebox mouse cages or 18 standard rat cages in a single cycle. The three-stage euthanasia cycle starts with the push of a button: charging, dwell time, and exhaust.
Designed with a smaller footprint in mind, these systems can accommodate up to 8 shoebox mouse cages or 1 standard rat cage per cycle. The three-stage euthanasia cycle starts with the push of a button: charging, dwell time, and exhaust.
The Lab Control Units offer simple, automated control of CO2 at the cage level – 1 to 4 cages can be treated at once.