Mechanical Stunning Definition

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Mechanical stunning According to Black more and Delaney mechanical stunning of animals for slaughter is achieved by using Penetrative Captive Bolt or Non-penetrative Percussion Stunning. The basic principles are the same and involve the transference of kinetic energy from a moving object to the brain, which results in neuronal dysfunction and/or destruction, and subsequent insensibility. Early work on mechanical stunning found that captive bolt stunning of domestic animals, exceptverylarge bullsis humane, provided thecaptivebolt penetrates the skull of the animal at the correct site. The correct site in cattle is in the frontal position at the point where imaginary lines from the eye to horn cross and in hornless sheep at the highest point
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