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Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control for poultry - eLearning module

This eLearning course is aimed at allowing participants to improve their knowledge and skills in:

  • Main references to the legislative requirements for poultry.
  • Scientific basis for proper stunning and slaughter of poultry (basic animal behaviour and basic anatomy); Main stunning and slaughter techniques applied in slaughterhouses.
  • Development of standard operating procedures and monitoring of their application.
  • Animal welfare indicators: practical examples in slaughterhouses and problem raised by the risk of electro-immobilisation in poultry and the use of high frequency currents.
  • Main legislative requirements on animal welfare during killing for disease control purposes.
  • Main stunning and killing techniques for poultry.
  • Development of action plans for depopulation.


365 days access
  • Average dedication: 8 hours
  • 6 Units
  • Self-Paced
  • Multimedia
Available in:
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

How to Register

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