This eLearning course should improve participants’ knowledge on:

  • Relevant EU legislation (mainly focusing on Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009).
  • Scientific basis for pre-slaughter handling, stunning, slaughter and culling of animals (basic animal behaviour, physiology and anatomy).
  • Animal keeping and assessment of keeping facilities.
  • Main stunning and killing techniques at slaughterhouses in Europe and in the context of culling for disease control purposes.
  • Animal welfare measures (mainly from Welfare Quality® Protocols).
  • Killing of animals in the context of animal disease epidemics.

The scientific content is mainly focused on the following animal species: cattle, pigs, small ruminants and broiler chickens.


 365 days access
  • Average duration: 8 hours
  • 5 Units
  • Self-Paced
  • Multimedia
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Animal welfare at slaughter - including killing for disease control - eLearning module