Evaluation of Gas Mixture Administration Using Smart Box Device for Piglet Euthanasia

Among the findings of research for Pork Checkoff reported by Dr Chad Hagen of Value-Added Science and Technologies, LLC was that piglets succumbed to the gas effects quicker with flow rates that produce a rapid build-up of carbon dioxide concentration. A 50:50 mix of argon and carbon dioxide did not reduce piglet distress, and is not recommended for gas euthanasia of pigs.
calendar icon 15 May 2013
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