Preventing Bloodsplash (Bloodspots)

(Updated August 2000)

These principles apply to both manual and automatic electric stunners.

References :

Grandin, T. (1995)
Getting Rid Of Bloodsplash
Meat and Poultry October page 16

Grandin, T. (1994)

Euthanasia and Slaughter of Livestock
Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association
volume 204 : 1354 - 1360

Grandin, T.(1994)

Methods to reduce PSE and bloodsplash
Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Volume 21 pages 206-209
College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Minnesota.

Grandin, T.(1988)

Environmental Enrichment for Confinement Hogs
Livestock Conservation Institute Annual Meeting Proceedings pages 119-123
1910 Lyda Drive Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104-5809

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