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Record number 403154
Title Welfare assessment of gas-filled foam as an agent for killing poultry
Author(s) Gerritzen, M.A.; Reimert, H.G.M.; Hindle, V.A.; Mckeegan, D.E.F.; Sparrey, J.
Source Wageningen : Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Report / Wageningen UR Livestock Research 399)
Department(s) Livestock Research
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) dierenwelzijn - dierziekten - schuimplastic - vernietiging van dieren - pluimvee - strooien - risicovermindering - dierlijke productie - diergezondheid - animal welfare - animal diseases - plastic foam - destruction of animals - poultry - spreading - risk reduction - animal production - animal health
Categories Poultry / Animal Health and Welfare
Abstract During outbreaks of notifiable diseases in poultry measures are taken to restrict the spread of the disease. Mass on-farm killing of birds using gasfilled foam is such a measure. This study examines the method and technologies involved using gas-filled foam and looks at the problems involved by scaling up the procedure. Methods and results are discussed in relation to poultry physiology and behaviour monitored during controlled studies. Recommendations are made for system design and an operational protocol is provided for practical on-farm implementation.
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