Physiological responses to low atmospheric pressure stunning and the implications for welfare.

@article{Mckeegan2013PhysiologicalRT,
  title={Physiological responses to low atmospheric pressure stunning and the implications for welfare.},
  author={D. E. F. Mckeegan and Dale A Sandercock and Marien A Gerritzen},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2013},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={
          858-68
        }
}
In low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS), poultry are rendered unconscious before slaughter by gradually reducing oxygen tension in the atmosphere to achieve a progressive anoxia. The effects of LAPS are not instantaneous, so there are legitimate welfare concerns around the experience of birds before loss of consciousness. Using self-contained telemetry logging units, high-quality continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (EKG) recordings were obtained from 28 broiler… CONTINUE READING
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