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Cover for The slaughter of farmed animals: practical ways of enhancing animal welfare.

This book contains 18 chapters that discuss welfare issues at slaughter; tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter; conditioning of animals an arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage; bruising in cattle; behavioural...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to livestock and poultry welfare at slaughter.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the topics discussed in the book, including welfare at slaughter, ways to improve existing equipment, numerical animal-based measurements of welfare, how to achieve good animal welfare and welfare issues that originate on the farm.

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Review of scientific research studies on poultry stunning methods.

This chapter describes the most commonly used methods for the stunning of poultry and the regulatory and welfare aspects in relation to each method.

Author(s)
Berg, C.; Raj, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stunning poultry with controlled atmosphere systems.

This chapter describes the equipment, procedures, advantages and disadvantages and welfare aspects of controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) and low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS) for poultry.

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Auditing and assessing the welfare of livestock and poultry during pre-slaughter handling and stunning.

Animal-based measures are an effective method for both auditing and monitoring handling and stunning of livestock and poultry in commercial abattoirs. The following variables should be measured. For livestock, the percentage of animals is assessed on five measures: (i) effective stunning with one...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determining unconsciousness and insensibility in commercial abattoirs.

US and EU legislation require that an animal must be rendered insensible to pain before invasive dressing procedures start. If an animal shows any of the following clinical signs, it must be immediately restunned: (i) righting reflex or retains the ability to stand; (ii) species-specific...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The physiology of the brain and determining insensibility and unconsciousness.

In this chapter the physiology of the brain of animals intended for slaughter was discussed and highlights the major parts of the brain associated with consciousness, learn basic principles of stunning, determine unconsciousness and death, learn differences between animal species, understand loss...

Author(s)
Terlo, E. M. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of good pre-slaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry.

In this chapter the factors that can cause meat quality problems during handling and transport of meat animals were discussed as well as on the importance of low-stress handling to maintain meat quality. Topics that were also given emphasis includes how on-farm conditions have an effect on meat...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The use of abattoir data to provide information on the welfare of livestock and poultry on the farm and during transport.

This chapter discusses how to get started in assessing animal welfare issues at the abattoir that occur during transport or on the farm, presents an in-depth review of the literature on welfare assessments at the abattoir, describes the most important indicators for a practical commercial programme ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poultry breeding for sustainability and welfare.

Animal breeding for welfare and sustainability requires improving and optimizing environmental impact, productivity, robustness and welfare. Breeding is a long-term exercise at the start of the food chain with permanent cumulative outcomes, disseminated widely. This chapter explains, with a focus...

Author(s)
Neeteson, A. M.; AvendaƱo, S.; Koerhuis, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter

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