ABM (Mohan) Raj, BVSc MVSc PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Division of Farm Animal Science
School of Clinical Veterinary Science
University of Bristol, Langford BS40 5DU
Phone/Fax (44) 0117 928 9241
TIME: 9:00 TO 12:00 p.m.
DATE: DECEMBER 16, 2004
LOCATION: At the back of the Cafeteria; between the 2nd and 3rd Wings, 1st Floor
South Agriculture Building
Corner of 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Please try to arrive early.
Persons not having a government identification will need to sign in at the security desk.
Dr. Raj will discuss the results of a four year project assessing the impact of electrical stunning waveforms, frequencies and current levels in broilers. In addition, Mohan will provide comments on: 1. what he believes are important points government personnel, industry and advocacy groups should consider regarding the electrical and gas stunning processes; 2. problem areas from welfare, management, or other standpoints regarding electrical and gas stunning; 3. where more research is needed; 4. the economics of conversion from electrical to gas or gas to electrical stunning; 5. human hazards of electrical and various gas stunning options; 6. potential global trade implications. Questions are welcome.
Good decisions can only be made with good data and in depth discussions to identify problem areas and opportunities. There is no perfect system (because humans make them) so we offer this seminar to add to the available information on various stunning alternatives. If you have additional questions, please contact Richard Reynnells (202.401.5352).
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150