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Muscle spasms during pre-slaughter CO2-anaesthesia in pigs

Forslid, Anders LU (1992) In Fleischwirtschaft 72(2). p.167-168
Abstract
Six exposures to 95 % CO2 for one minute were made in four pigs. Following onset of CO2-inhalation muscle jerks were observed after a latency of about 15 s. At this time the EEG showed a slow wave pattern typical of general anaesthesia. The short latency muscle jerks were by all probability no emotional stress reactions, but instead the motoric manifestation of a release phenomenon. Therefore, it is concluded that the occurrence of muscle jerks does not invalidate the ethics of preslaughter CO2-anaesthesia in swine.
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Anesthesia, Carbon Dioxide, Electroencephalogram, slaughter, Pigs
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  abstract     = {Six exposures to 95 % CO2 for one minute were made in four pigs. Following onset of CO2-inhalation muscle jerks were observed after a latency of about 15 s. At this time the EEG showed a slow wave pattern typical of general anaesthesia. The short latency muscle jerks were by all probability no emotional stress reactions, but instead the motoric manifestation of a release phenomenon. Therefore, it is concluded that the occurrence of muscle jerks does not invalidate the ethics of preslaughter CO2-anaesthesia in swine.},
  author       = {Forslid, Anders},
  keyword      = {Anesthesia,Carbon Dioxide,Electroencephalogram,slaughter,Pigs},
  language     = {ger},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {167--168},
  series       = {Fleischwirtschaft},
  title        = {Muscle spasms during pre-slaughter CO2-anaesthesia in pigs},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {1992},
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