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An evaluation of humane gas stunning methods for turkeys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7801437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous electroencephalograms (EEG) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPS) were recorded in turkeys while they were kept in an atmosphere of either 49 or 86 per cent carbon dioxide in air. The time to the loss of SEPS was not related to the concentration of carbon dioxide, but the time to the onset of an isoelectric EEG was shorter at the higher concentration of carbon dioxide. In comparison with other gas stunning methods it was considered that stunning with these high concentrations of carbon dioxide would not have any welfare advantages over stunning in argon with 2 per cent residual oxygen or in a mixture of 30 per cent carbon dioxide and 60 per cent argon in air.
M Raj; N G Gregory
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-26     Completed Date:  1995-01-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Welfare*
Carbon Dioxide / administration & dosage*
Electroencephalography / veterinary
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory / drug effects,  physiology*
Turkeys / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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