Well, I had to put General Beauregard, my Cuckoo Maran rooster down today after a long bout with progressive leg paralysis. After a few months of nursing him along and trying different treatments, I believed it was Mareks, so had a couple shots of Demerol and decided to use it. It didn't sedate him. I was hoping to sedate him and get him peaceful instead of just suddenly wringing the neck like I have in the past. It is difficult to do with animals you care for and develop a bond with. I usually get in a trance after I put one down. I have a hard time with it. I had to wring his neck either way. I gave him an honorable burial. Has anyone had experience with injectibles and which ones were effective for sedation or quick, painless death? I'm having difficulty wringing necks anymore and vets gouge you. Thanks in advance.