Pre-Slaughter Management Technical Articles

Article published the September 8, 2017:
Introduction An ideal technique for the measurement of body growth and composition in livestock animals is noninvasive, non-destructive, accurate, easy to perform and applicable to a wide range of ages and bo...
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Maria M. Font-i-FurnolsMarina Gispert Martinell
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Article published the July 27, 2017:
Introduction Heat stress (HS) is a major environmental hazard for both humans and animals. Heat claims more human lives than all other climatic events combined (Changnon et al. 1996), with the young and elderl...
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Lance Baumgard
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Article published the August 26, 2016:
Introduction Animal vocalisations can contain information such as signalling threats [1], choosing mates [2] or alerting infants for suckling [3]. In case of livestock animals, information contained in vocalis...
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Daniel BerckmansTheo Niewold
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Article published the June 7, 2013:
Introduction Transportation is a necessary part of modern U.S.A. pig production. Over 100 million U.S.A. pigs are transported 2 or 3 times from birth to market (USDA, 2005). Pigs are most often transported at ...
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Anna Johnson
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Article published the April 23, 2013:
1. Introduction This paper summarises some key findings fromrecent research into animal welfare during the preslaughter and slaughter periods. It focuses on injuries and ease of handling, stress effe...
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N.G. Gregory
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Article published the April 10, 2013:
Introduction Traditionally, pig production in Spain has been based on crossing Landrace × Large White dams with lean sire lines, such as Pietrain and then slaughtering gilts and intact mal...
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Gonzalo Gonzalez Mateos
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Article published the April 9, 2013:
Introduction Slaughter weights (SLW) for swine in the United States have been increasing steadily over recent years and currently average approximately 112 kg for slaughter barrows and gilts (Mo...
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Michael Ellis
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Article published the February 22, 2013:
INTRODUCTION Dead and nonambulatory pigs at the processing plant are a multifactorial problem that can be influenced by pig, facility design, people, management, transportation, processing&...
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Michael Ellis
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Article published the November 30, 2012:
Introduction Improvest® (Pfizer Animal Health) is approved in a number of countries for immunological castration of male pigs. There is an increasing amount of research evaluating the growth performance an...
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Christopher Puls
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