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on May 11, 2018

Low atmospheric pressure stunning: pros and cons

The system renders birds unconscious without using gas, but it’s not yet widely used in the US or Europe.

Poultry processors thinking about adopting alternative stunning methods may want to consider another option: low atmosphere pressure stunning.

Dr. Dianna Bourassa, an assistant professor and extension specialist at Auburn University’s poultry science department, said low atmosphere pressure stunning (LAPS) works by steadily decreasing atmospheric pressure until the birds become…

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