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  1. Effects of lairage temperature and holding time on pig behaviour and on carcass and meat quality

    Contributor(s):: Fraqueza, M. J., Roseiro, L. C., Almeida, J., Matias, E., Santos, C., Randall, J. M.

    Twenty-three groups of about 30 pigs each were kept in an environmentally controlled room in lairage, at temperatures of 20 or 35 degrees C for periods of 0.5 or 3 h, to establish the effects of these parameters on animal behaviour and meat quality. Following initial exploration, 50% of pigs kept...

  2. Transport and pre-slaughter handling

    This special issue on transportation and handling of animals before slaughter contains 12 papers, of which 5 are concerned with cattle and calves, 3 with poultry, 2 with sheep, and one each with pigs and rabbits. Aspects covered include measuring distress in sheep, effect of handling and...

  3. Behaviour and performance of pigs finished on deep bedding with wood shavings or rice husks in summer

    Contributor(s):: Hotzel, M. J., Lopes, E. J. C., Oliveira, P. A. V. de, Guidoni, A. L.

    Concern that excessive temperatures arising from substrate fermentation could have a deleterious effect on voluntary feed intake and weight gain, especially during the hottest times of the year, might be a barrier to the widespread adoption of deep-bedding systems for pig production in Brazil....

  4. Belgian consumers' attitude towards surgical castration and immunocastration of piglets

    Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Verbeke, W., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    In the vast majority of European countries, piglets are surgically castrated in order to eliminate the risk of boar taint, an odour or flavour that can be present when pork from entire males is cooked. However, surgical castration is the subject of much debate and criticism as a result of its...

  5. Comparison of effects of different methods of culling red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) by shooting on behaviour and post mortem measurements of blood chemistry, muscle glycogen and carcase characteristics

    Contributor(s):: Cockram, M. S., Shaw, D. J., Milne, E., Bryce, R., McClean, C., Daniels, M. J.

    Methods for culling wild red deer (Cervus elaphus) were compared by observing behaviour and collecting post mortem samples from wild deer shot (i) by a single stalker during daytime; (ii) by more than one stalker during daytime; (iii) by using a helicopter for the deployment of stalkers and...

  6. Comparison of religious slaughter of sheep with methods that include pre-slaughter stunning, and the lack of differences in exsanguination, packed cell volume and meat quality parameters

    | Contributor(s):: Anil, M. H., Yesildere, T., Aksu, H., Matur, E., McKinstryt, J. L., Erdogan, O., Hughes, S., Mason, C.

    UK legislation requiring pre-slaughter stunning has certain exemptions for religious slaughter. Supporters of both Muslim (Halal) and Jewish (Shechita) slaughter methods claim that the efficiency of the bleed out is adversely affected by stunning. In this study, electrical stunning followed by...

  7. Evaluation of parameters for monitoring welfare during transport and lairage at the abattoir in pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Fabrega, E., Coma, J., Tibau, J., Manteca, X., Velarde, A.

    New transport legislation and society demands may increase the need for a 'fast' method to assess animal welfare at the abattoir. The objective of this study was to identify valid and feasible parameters which could be easily assessed at slaughterline in pigs. Eight transports (4 'far' and 4...

  8. Genetic opportunities for pork production without castration

    | Contributor(s):: Merks, J. W. M., Hanenberg, E. H. A. T., Bloemhof, S., Knol, E. F.

    In most parts of the world, male pigs are castrated shortly after birth to prevent the production of meat with an unpleasant odour called 'boar taint'. However, public concerns regarding surgical castration are on the increase and it is becoming an important animal welfare issue due to the pain...

  9. Handling, bruising and dehydration of cattle at the time of slaughter

    | Contributor(s):: Jarvis, A. M., Messer, C. D. A., Cockram, M. S.

    The handling of 39 cattle during unloading and movement to slaughter of 163 was observed at a commercial abattoir. Most potentially traumatic events and handling events occurred while the cattle were in the race. During the initial 3 hours in the lairage pen, 28 cattle from markets spent...

  10. Killing day-old chicks? Public opinion regarding potential alternatives. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    | Contributor(s):: Leenstra, F., Munnichs, G., Beekman, V., Heuvel-Vromans, E. van den, Aramyan, L., Woelders, H.

    Throughout the world, male chicks from layer breeds are killed just after hatching, as they are not profitable as regards the production of meat. The Dutch and European parliaments have insisted on research into possible alternatives to the killing of day-old chicks. In the present study we have...

  11. Physiological response of rabbits to heat, cold, noise and mixing in the context of transport

    | Contributor(s):: Fuente, J. de la, Diaz, M. T., Ibanez, M., Gonzalez de Chavarri, E.

    The effects on rabbits of four potential transport-related stressors (heat [HS], cold [CS], noise [NS] and mixing with unfamiliar animals [MS]) on certain physiological and meat quality parameters were studied. These are factors which may act to reduce the welfare of rabbits during their...

  12. Short as well as long transport duration can affect the welfare of slaughter pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Werner, C., Reiners, K., Wicke, M.

    Attention to the welfare of animals during slaughter transport and lairage at the abattoir is important not only to consumers, but also to the meat production industry. Inadequate transport conditions can result in higher animal mortalities and meat quality problems after slaughter of such...

  13. The welfare of slaughter pigs during transport

    | Contributor(s):: Warriss, P. D.

    This review summarizes information relating to the transport of slaughter pigs in the context of its implications for animal welfare. During transport pigs show weight loss, increased circulating concentrations of catecholamines, cortisol and creatine phosphokinase, and an increase in heart rate...

  14. Transportation of beef cattle to slaughterhouses and how this relates to animal welfare and carcase bruising in an extensive production system

    | Contributor(s):: Huertas, S. M., Gil, A. D., Piaggio, J. M., Eerdenburg, F. J. C. M. van

    The objective of this study was to evaluate conditions during transport and their effects on welfare and carcase bruising of beef cattle in Uruguay, a country with an extensive, pasture-based, production system. Twelve abattoirs were visited periodically during two years (2002-2003) and 448...

  15. Travel sickness and meat quality in pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, R. H., Randall, J. M., Forsling, M. L., Rodway, R., Goode, J. A., Brown, S. N., Broom, D. M.

    An experiment was conducted to investigate the incidence of travel sickness in pigs, specific hormone concentrations at exsanguination and subsequent meat quality. Fifty, 80-kg slaughter pigs were transported on a lorry for 4.5 h. During the journey, behavioural observations of the individually...

  16. "My salt in your belly" Agreement, binding and identity by meat consumption in South Western Morocco

    | Contributor(s):: Gelard, Marie-Luce

  17. Eating dog in Tahiti an identary affirmation?

    | Contributor(s):: Mallol, Christophe Serra

  18. Essai de démographie animale : l'élevage des équidés en Chine = Example of animal demography : the breeding of equids in China

    | Contributor(s):: Cartier, M.

  19. French horse in pieces Status of the animal, status of its meat

    | Contributor(s):: Lizet, Bernadette

  20. Horse-eaters and horse-lovers

    | Contributor(s):: Ferret, Carole