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Containability & aversiveness of different gas mixtures used for the stunning of slaughter weight pigs - MH0135

Description
The aim of this project is to assess the containability and aversiveness of different gas mixtures used for the stunning of slaughter weight pigs. The main objectives are:

-To assess the containability of 98% nitrogen by volume in atmospheric gas into a commercial dip lift stunning system.

-To assess the containability and homogeneity of a mixture of 70% nitrogen and 30% carbon dioxide by volume.

-To assess the containability and homogeneity of a mixture of 85% nitrogen and 15% carbon dioxide by volume in a commercial dip lift stunning system.

-To ascertain whether 90% argon by volume in atmospheric air is aversive to slaughter weight pigs.

-To ascertain whether 98% nitrogen by volume in atmospheric air (if it could be contained in the stunning system) is aversive to slaughter weight pigs.

-To ascertain whether a mixture of 70 % nitrogen and 30% of carbon dioxide by volume is aversive to slaughter weight pigs.

-To ascertain whether a mixture of 85 % nitrogen and 15% of carbon dioxide by volume is aversive to slaughter weight pigs.
Project Documents
• Final Report : MH0135 Final Report   (4435k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £35,658
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Centre de Technologica de la Carn
Keywords
Animal Welfare              
Pigs              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Welfare