Effects of stunning and decapitation on broiler activity during bleeding, blood loss, carcass, and breast meat quality.

@article{McNEAL2003EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of stunning and decapitation on broiler activity during bleeding, blood loss, carcass, and breast meat quality.},
  author={WALTER DAVID McNEAL and Daniel L. Fletcher and Richard J Buhr},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={163-8}
}
Four experiments were conducted to determine the effects of electrical stunning and decapitation on bird activity as well as carcass and meat quality. In Experiment 1, broilers were subjected to one of four stunning and killing methods: no stun and neck cut, stun and neck cut, no stun and decapitation, and stun and decapitation. Birds were scored for severity of physical activity on a scale of 1 to 4 with 1 being no activity and 4 being severe wing flapping and muscular contractions. Carcasses… CONTINUE READING
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