Conture (Replacement of carbon dioxide for stunning purposes on pigs)
The aim of the practical study is to evaluate pigs behavioural and physiological reaction to nitrogen high expansion foam as a stunning method as well as study the stunning process itself.
The study is carried out at the Swedish Livestock Research Centre, Lövsta agriculture research, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
The study runs from August 2018 to December 2019. Information on new results will be continously updated on this site.
- Degree project: Söderquist, A., 2020. Familiarity and personality affect social support in juvenile pigs in a foam stunning situation.
- Conference paper from ISAE:s Nordic Winter Meeting, Tartu, Finland, 2020: Summary - "Improved pig welfare at slaughter - pigs' responses to air- or nitrogen foam" and also the OH-presentation for this project at this conference.
- Reda more about the conture project here.