Variations in electrical stunning tong placements and relative consequences in slaughter pigs.

@article{Anil1998VariationsIE,
  title={Variations in electrical stunning tong placements and relative consequences in slaughter pigs.},
  author={Mahesh Anil and Justin Mckinstry},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={85-90}
}
Variations in the manual application of electrical stunning tongs that are commonly observed in stunning pens in abattoirs were tested under laboratory conditions on 145 pigs. Five different placements, previously identified during a survey, using either 150 or 250 V were studied, and the welfare consequences and effects on the intensity of carcass convulsions were assessed. Quantitative relationships between tong applications, average current strength, prevalence of induction failure… CONTINUE READING