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dc.contributor.authorEFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW)
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Søren Saxmose
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Julio
dc.contributor.authorBicout, Dominique Joseph
dc.contributor.authorCalistri, Paolo
dc.contributor.authorDepner, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorDrewe, Julian Ashley
dc.contributor.authorGarin-Bastuji, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorGonzales Rojas, Jose Luis
dc.contributor.authorGortazar Schmidt, Christian
dc.contributor.authorMichel, Virginie
dc.contributor.authorMiranda Chueca, Miguel Angel
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Helen Clare
dc.contributor.authorSihvonen, Liisa Helena
dc.contributor.authorSpoolder, Hans
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Karl
dc.contributor.authorViltrop, Arvo
dc.contributor.authorWinckler, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorCandiani, Denise
dc.contributor.authorFabris, Chiara
dc.contributor.authorVan der Stede, Yves
dc.contributor.authorVelarde, Antonio
dc.contributor.otherProducció Animalca
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-22T05:26:46Z
dc.date.available2020-06-22T05:26:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-17
dc.identifier.citationNielsen, S. S., Alvarez, J., Bicout, D. J., Calistri, P., Depner, K., Drewe, J. A., Garin‐Bastuji, B., Gonzales Rojas, J. L., Gortázar Schmidt, C., Michel, V., Miranda Chueca, M. Á., Roberts, H. C., Sihvonen, L. H., Spoolder, H., Stahl, K., Viltrop, A., Winckler, C., Candiani, D., Fabris, C., Van der Stede, Y. and Velarde, A. Nielsen, Søren Saxmose, Julio Alvarez, Dominique Joseph Bicout, Paolo Calistri, Klaus Depner, Julian Ashley Drewe, and Bruno Garin‐Bastuji et al. 2020. "Welfare Of Pigs At Slaughter". EFSA Journal 18 (6). doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6148.ca
dc.identifier.issn1831-4732ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/852
dc.description.abstractThe killing of pigs for human consumption (slaughtering) can take place in a slaughterhouse or on farm. The processes of slaughtering that were assessed for welfare, from the arrival of pigs until their death, were grouped into three main phases: pre-stunning (including arrival, unloading from the truck, lairage, handling and moving of pigs); stunning (including restraint); and bleeding. Stunning methods were grouped into three categories: electrical, controlled atmosphere and mechanical. Twelve welfare consequences the pigs can be exposed to during slaughter were identified: heat stress, cold stress, fatigue, prolonged thirst, prolonged hunger, impeded movement, restriction of movements, resting problem, negative social behaviour, pain, fear and respiratory distress. Welfare consequences and relevant animal-based measures were described. In total, 30 welfare hazards that could occur during slaughter were identified and characterised, most of them related to stunning and bleeding. Staff were identified as the origin of 29 hazards, which were attributed to the lack of appropriate skill sets needed to perform tasks or to fatigue. Corrective and preventive measures for these hazards were assessed: measures to correct hazards were identified, and management was shown to have a crucial role in prevention. Outcome tables linking hazards, welfare consequences, animal-based measures, origins and preventive and corrective measures were developed for each process. Mitigation measures to minimise welfare consequences are proposed.ca
dc.format.extent113ca
dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherWileyca
dc.relation.ispartofEFSA Journalca
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleWelfare of pigs at slaughterca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca
dc.rights.accessLevelinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.embargo.termscapca
dc.subject.udc636ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6148ca
dc.contributor.groupBenestar Animalca


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