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Cover for Improving livestock, poultry, and fish welfare in slaughter plants with auditing programs and animal-based measures.

This chapter discusses slaughter procedures with animal-based measures (ABMs), the principles of all types of stunning methods, gas and low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS), how to determine insensibility (unconsciousness), welfare issues associated with slaughter without stunning and how to...

Author(s)
Temple, G.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
News Article

Scientific opinion aims to provide the European Commission with a sound scientific basis for discussions at international level on the welfare of cattle in the context of slaughtering

Date
4 November 2020
News Article

The lack of skills and/or training of the staff working in slaughtering is highlighted as a serious welfare concern

Date
22 June 2020
Abstract

Pre-slaughter stunning is required for humane slaughter. For turkeys, head-only electrical stunning is most often used by small scale producers. To ensure immediate and effective stunning, the impedance (resistance) of the tissue of the head of the animal situated between the two electrodes needs...

Author(s)
Wotton, S.; Grist, A.; O'Callaghan, M.; Klink, E. van
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2020, 10, 12,
Abstract

Euthanasia of large poultry can be particularly challenging due to the difficulty of manual cervical dislocation of large older birds. Euthanasia is intended to swiftly render the animal unconscious and rapidly lead to death using humane methods. Euthanasia by a single operator can be challenging...

Author(s)
Boyal, R. S.; Buhr, R. J.; Harris, C. E.; Jacobs, L.; Bourassa, D. V.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 2020, 29, 4, pp 1020-1032
Abstract

Author(s)
McKeegan, D.; Martin, J.
Publisher
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Understanding the behaviour and improving the welfare of chickens, 2020, pp 459-508
Abstract

Low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS) has been suggested for use in poultry under 4 kg in the abattoir as a more humane alternative to carbon dioxide (CO2). However, there are currently no studies offering a direct comparison of the aversion between methods. Here, we trained adult female broiler ...

Author(s)
Gent, T. C.; Gebhardt-Henrich, S.; Schild, S. L. A.; Rahman, A. A.; Toscano, M. J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2020, 10, 8,
Abstract

This trial investigated the effect of forced locomotor activity (training) on walking ability, leg posture, and growth performance, as well as carcass composition and meat quality in male fattening turkeys. A flock of 744 commercial turkeys was divided into three experimental groups, either without ...

Author(s)
Hahn, G.; Judas, M.; Berk, J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
British Poultry Science, 2020, 61, 2, pp 107-115
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter.

When working with commercial companies, it is often more effective to actually achieve 70-80% of the desired welfare improvements than attempt to achieve 100% perfection and accomplish nothing. There are conditions that cause suffering that are always wrong and in these situations there is never a...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The aim of in ovo sex determination in chicken hatching eggs is to detect male embryos and terminate their development at an early stage of incubation to avoid killing day-old-chicks after hatch. Since there is no secure scientific knowledge on presence or absence of pain perception between day 7...

Author(s)
Zumbrink, L.; Brenig, B.; Foerster, A.; Hurlin, J.; Wenzlawowicz, M. von
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
European Poultry Science, 2020, 84,

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