Head to cloaca and head-only stunning of poultry

E. Lambooij, L.D. Workel, H.G.M. Reimert, V.A. Hindle

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The alternative stunning methods head cloaca and head only are examined for inducing unconsciousness and affect on meat quality. When both methods are applied they induce unconsciousness without compromising the meat quality. It is recommended to develop the equipment for practical application and to implement the methods in commercial slaughterhouses.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • poultry farming
  • broilers
  • electronarcosis
  • animal welfare
  • meat quality
  • alternative methods


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