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Study on the Disposal of Mass Animal Carcass
|關鍵字:||應用研究;Animal Carcass;畜牧獸醫類;動物屍體;家畜;安樂死;二氧化碳窒息法;電擊法;Livestock;Euthanasia;Gassing with Carbon Dioxide;Electrocution||摘要:||
The euthanasia method for large livestock and procedure of carcass disposal will be planned. The euthanasia room for small poultry will be designed. The policy-making model will be established for epidemic situation. Animal euthanasia can be defined as the intentional induction of death by a procedure which is painless to the animal being killed. Recently severe epidemic disease like highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused huge economic loss and human lives threatened. The best method to prevent or limit the impact of HPAI outbreaks on public health is to promptly stamping out these outbreaks in poultry. However, the inhumane way to slaughter those avian influenza infected birds in some Asian countries including Taiwan were highly concerned by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). Therefore, WSPA urges the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) to take the concerns seriously that humane emergency slaughter will be a priority issue. We refer to “a dossier prepared by WSPA to the OIE conference on animal welfare” and “the 2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia”, selecting two methods, gassing with carbon dioxide and electrocution, which might be practically useful in some instances in Taiwan. In this study, two equipments of electrocution and gassing culling equipment have been invented and evaluated their efficacy to sacrifice birds by humane method. At high concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), unconsciousness and death of all chickens occurred within two minutes, while electrocution resulted in very rapid (immediate) unconsciousness and subsequent death. Both of two methods are carried out to driving flocks into the equipments. That means reducing the risk that cullers are exposed to the pathogens. Also this has a major impact on animal welfare. The equipments invented by ourselves can be used on humane emergency slaughter of poultry once unfortunate outbreak occurs in the future.
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