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Auswirkungen von Stressoren vor der Schlachtung auf Rinder bei zwei verschiedenen Schlachtmethoden (Bolzenschuss im kleinen Schlachthof und Kugelschuss auf der Weide)

Probst, Johanna K.; Meili, Eric and Spengler Neff, Anet (2017) Auswirkungen von Stressoren vor der Schlachtung auf Rinder bei zwei verschiedenen Schlachtmethoden (Bolzenschuss im kleinen Schlachthof und Kugelschuss auf der Weide). Paper at: 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Campus Weihenstephan, Freising-Weihenstephan, 07.-10. März 2017.

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During the pre-slaughter period cattle experience novel environment and procedures causing reduced welfare and stress. This period involves a number of critical
situations: loading, transport, unloading, meeting unfamiliar animals, fixation. Therefore, stress is an inevitable consequence of transporting animals from a farm to the abattoir. In Switzerland, the first farmer recently started with a stress reducing cattle slaughter method within a pilot project: the slaughtering via gunshot on farm. Only the carcass has to be transported. Usually direct marketing farmers are transporting single animals to the next small-scale slaughterhouse. Therefore those two slaughter methods were compared regarding stress related parameters. Slaughtering always took place during the same daytime and with animals of the same breed and similar ages. Behavioral observations took place right before slaughter.
Exsanguination blood samples were analyzed for cortisol. Animals slaughtered on farm had a mean cortisol concentration of 0.75 μg/dl, animals transported to a small
slaughter house differed significantly with a mean cortisol concentration of 4.77 μg/dl. Differences in behavior could as well be observed.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:slaughtering, bullet shot, transport, beef cattle, pasture slaughtering, Stressfaktoren, Schlachtung, Rinder, Kugelschuss, Weide, Bolzenschuss, Schlachthof
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Food Quality
International Conferences > 2017: Scientific Conference German Speaking Countries > Food
International Conferences > 2017: Scientific Conference German Speaking Countries > Animal husbandry
ISBN:978-3-89574-925-4
Deposited By: Hasreiter, Anna
ID Code:31803
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 17:23
Last Modified:04 Jul 2017 17:23
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 14. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
S. Wolfrum, H. Heuwinkel, H.J. Reents, u.a. (Hrsg.) (2017): Ökologischen Landbau weiterdenken - Verantwortung übernehmen - Vertrauen stärken. Beiträge der 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Freising-Weihenstephan, 7.-10. März 2017
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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