Best of The Pig Site 2017: CO2 stunning

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Issues with Carbon dioxide stunning of pigs

10 February 2017

CO2 stunning can be reversible; pigs may recover consciousness, therefore the time between stunning and exsanguination is a determining factor for the efficiency of the stunning process.

D. Bolaños-López and colleagues at the Metropolitan Autonomous University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, presented two poster sessions on CO2 stunning during the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress in Dublin, Ireland in 2016.

CO2 stunning of pigs

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Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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