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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cover for Stunning of pigs and sheep with electricity and CO<sub xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">2</sub>.

In this chapter, the reader will learn the proper use of electricity and carbon dioxide during stunning as well as effective stunning that reliably renders an animal unconscious and on the required and right equipment to be used. Also tips on the management of who will pay close attention to both...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Basics of captive bolt stunning of cattle and other animals.

Captive bolt guns and firearms are used to humanely induce unconsciousness in animals being slaughtered, euthanized or depopulated. A secondary method such as pithing, exsanguination or injectable agents should be used immediately after a captive bolt stun to ensure death occurs. Using a firearm...

Author(s)
Baier, F.; Willson, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Religious slaughter and how to improve welfare during both kosher and halal methods.

This chapter has four parts: (i) welfare during restraint for slaughter without stunning and assessment of restraint methods; (ii) welfare issues associated with the neck cut; (iii) methods to reduce the time the animal remains conscious; and (iv) use of permitted stunning methods. A major issue is ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Voogd, E.
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 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 Animal welfare at slaughter - a level global playing field?

This chapter describes the regulatory and welfare aspects of different slaughter methods for chickens, cattle, pigs, sheep and goats.

Author(s)
Whittington, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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