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Blood parameters and electroencephalographic responses of goats to slaughter without stunning


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Sabow, A. B. and Goh, Y. M. and I., Zulkifli and Sazili, A. Q. and Kaka, U. and Kadi, M. Z. and Ebrahimi, M. and Nakyinsige, K. and Adeyemi, K. D. (2016) Blood parameters and electroencephalographic responses of goats to slaughter without stunning. Meat Science, 121. pp. 148-155. ISSN 0309-1740; ESSN: 1873-4138

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The study compared changes in blood biochemistry, hormonal and electroencephalographic indices associated with possible noxious stimuli following neck cut slaughter in conscious, non-anaesthetized versus minimally-anaesthetized goats. Ten male Boer crossbreed goats were assigned into two groups and subjected to either slaughter conscious without stunning (SWS) or slaughter following minimal anaesthesia (SMA). Hormonal responses and changes in electroencephalographic (EEG) parameters were not influenced by slaughter method. The SWS goats had higher glucose and lactate than did SMA goats. It can be concluded that the noxious stimulus from the neck cut is present in both conscious and minimally anaesthetized goats. The application of slaughter without stunning causes changes in the EEG activities that are consistent with the presence of post slaughter noxious sensory input associated with tissue damage and would be expected to be experienced as pain in goats.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Halal Products Research Institute
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.05.009
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Keywords: Blood biochemistry; Electroencephalogram; Goats; Minimal anaesthesia; Slaughter
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 15:44
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 15:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55216
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