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Association between driving actions and animal stress in mobile slaughter of cattle

Hultgren, Jan; Berg, Lotta; Algers, Bo

Abstract

Rough handling at slaughter can affect cattle welfare negatively. Aiming to study associations of stress-related animal behaviours and time intervals for driving, stunning and sticking with stockperson driving actions, we made initial observations at a commercial mobile slaughter plant on 11 days at nine Swedish cattle farms.

Keywords

cattle; mobile slaughter; stress

Published in

Title: Proceedings of the XVIII International Congress of the International Society for Animal Hygiene: "INternational Co-operation and Solidarity in Animal Hygiene towards One Health"

Publisher: International Society for Animal Hygiene and Autonomous University of Sinaloa

Conference

XVIII ISAH Congress 2017, March 19-23, 2017, Mazatlàn, Sinaloa, Mexico