Insensibility was assessed by evaluating absence of brainstem Trials were conducted on three commercial meat rabbit farms using 170 cull rabbits. This invention relates in general to a rabbit euthanasia and slaughtering apparatus and is more particularly described as an apparatus for slaughtering rabbits and the like, by means of cervical dislocation, whereby in the “hyper extension” method (1) the operator places the animal into the device opening, slides the animal toward the closed end of the apparatus and subsequently pulls the animal forcefully while hyper extending the neck until a separation occurs at a critical point of the cervical spine causing irreparable damage to the cervical vertebrae, causing instant incapacitation and a quick humane death without causing undue stress, anxiety, or pain to the animal. Cervical dislocation is a common method of animal euthanasia.It refers to a technique used in physical euthanasia of small animals by applying pressure to the neck and dislocating the spinal column from the skull or brain. No prior art is known for this invention. As of January 2013 the use of manual cervical dislocation (MCD) as a killing method for poultry on-farm has been heavily restricted through new EU legislation (EC 1099/2009) on the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing, following reported welfare concerns. The tool arose from the desire to humanely dispatch our own small Livestock. © 2004-2021 FreePatentsOnline.com. The only humane tool for fast humane slaughtering of domestic meat rabbits, chickens, Young Turkeys and fowl employing the mechanical cervical dislocation method. There are no validated euthanasia methods fo r meat rabbits. The Hopper Popper is by far the best method to dispatch a rabbit. You can only use non-penetrative captive bolt devices for simple stunning on cattle, sheep, goats and deer under 10kg. 1. FIG. FIG. You must apply the device in … 4 is an elevation of the structure in FIG. The receiving end 6 of the supporting base 2 is chamfered allowing for smooth insertion of the animal without becoming snagged. cervical dislocation device resulted in consistent anatomical damage to the birds (eg high dislocation of the neck and severing of the spinal cord) compared to the manual method, despite both having 100% success rate, while the modified Rabbit Zinger TM was difficult The goal of this research was to evaluate blunt force trauma (BFT), assisted manual cervical dislocation (AMCD), a non- penetrating captive bolt (NPCB) device and two fill rates of carbon dioxide (CO A still further object of the invention is to provide the two opposing rigid structures comprising the inverted wedge to be running parallel, but on different planes, this with the angle of the rear stop, and all geometric intersections, converging causing the head of the animal to twist in such a way that the separation occurs at a critical point of the cervical spine causing irreparable damage to the cervical vertebrae, followed by instant incapacitation and a quick humane death without causing decapitation. This video shows the dispatch method we use (first 10 seconds of video): Butchering a Rabbit Fryer If you need to cull a young kit, visit How to Humanely Dispatch a Baby Rabbit. The apparatus is mounted to a solid rigid structure by appropriate means. You can also buy the Hopper Hanger for easier gutting/skinning. It has been developed following a 3-year PhD by Dr Jessica Martin of Edinburgh University, which was funded by the Humane Slaughter Association. The apparatus is mounted to a solid rigid structure by appropriate means. The commercial meat rabbit industry is without validated on-farm euthanasia methods, potentially resulting in inadequate euthanasia protocols. Cervical dislocation works equally well for rabbits and chickens. An alternative emergency method for killing poultry on-farm is required following European legislation changes (EU 1099/2009), which heavily restricts the use of manual cervical dislocation. generation, Process and Machine For Recovering Capsules From Inside Slaughtered Animals, FAT REMOVAL AND RECOVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING STEAM, Bone/ribcage spreader device for big game animals, livestock, and the like, Method and apparatus for suspension of slaughtered animals, in particular broilers, Poultry processing machine having carcass locating apparatus, Skinning blade clamp with fat relief grooves, Apparatus and Method for Cutting-Free of Tender-Loin, CHAIN FOR FORMING SAUSAGES OR THE LIKE AND MACHINE COMPRISING SUCH A CHAIN, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF ANATOMICAL STRUCTURES AND POSITIONS THEREOF. Basically, you lay the rabbit down on the ground, and put a bar across the back of the neck stepping down on either end of the bar, with a swift motion, you pull up on the hind legs, dislocating (breaking) the neck of the rabbit. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Four mechanical poultry killing devices; modified Armadillo (MARM), modified Rabbit Zinger (MZIN), modified pliers (MPLI) and a novel mechanical cervical dislocation gloved device (NMCD), were assessed for their killing potential in the cadavers of euthanised birds of 4 type/age combinations: layer/adult, layer/pullet, broiler/slaughter-age and broiler/chick. The animal is stunned by the trauma and dies as a result of the brain being separated from the rest of the body and massive internal bleeding. cervical dislocation device resulted in consistent anatomical damage to the birds (eg high dislocation of the neck and severing of the spinal cord) compared to the manual method, despite both having 100% success rate, while the modified Rabbit ZingerTM was difficult to operate and resulted in varied anatomical damage. We evaluated blunt force trauma (BFT), a mechanical cervical dislocation device (MCD), and a non-penetrating captive bolt device (NPCB) for euthanasia of pre-weaned kits, growers, and adult rabbits. The most appropriate technique is either (1) neck dislocation, or (2) stunning, by a sharp blow to the back of the head, followed by neck dislocation: Neck (cervical) dislocation. It also provides a light, strong easily operated device which is easily secured to and detached from any suitable support so that it is readily portable. A fixed rod and base frame forming an inverted wedge to receive the animal's neck into the apparatus. A small bird can be slaughtered by manual neck dislocation. FIG. The operator may find a different method for using this device that is not listed and for use on different types of animals not listed. Rabbit and poultry cervical vertebral dislocation apparatus: 2010-04-29: Pizzurro: 7481700: Shellfish claw cutter: 2009-01-27: Leboeuf, Jr. 452/6: 7198562: Animal dressing tool: 2007-04-03: Whetstone et al. If the operator should require a wider or narrower opening of the device, the rod 3 may be adjusted using force either by hand or by inserting the rod 3 into a larger diameter and length pipe of sufficient rigidity and strength then with the added leverage afforded by the pipe, the opening 1 of the device is adjusted. A fixed rod and base frame forming an inverted wedge to receive the animal's neck into the apparatus. The flat surface 9 of the back of the supporting base 2 allows for a secure installation to any surface. A fixed rod and base frame forming an inverted wedge to receive the animal's neck into the apparatus. Other aspects of the invention and various advantages and characteristics of the Rabbit slaughtering apparatus will be apparent from the consideration of the following detailed description. The supporting base 2 of the device made from a piece of angled material in the shape of an “L” is the support for which the rod 3 is attached, by means mechanical fasteners, welding, epoxy and similar means. The novel mechanical cervical dislocation device resulted in consistent anatomical damage to the birds (eg high dislocation of the neck and severing of the spinal cord) compared to the manual method, despite both having 100% success rate, while the modified Rabbit Zinger™ was difficult to operate and resulted in varied anatomical damage. Sometimes, often because of improper handling, caged rabbits can twist their legs right at the junction of their lumbar spine and sacrum (base of the spine), which can result in a vertebral fracture. It may be easily removed or applied to a fixed support by means of a pair of screws or similar fastening devices, and since it is so easily removed, it may be carried from one place to the other, or to facilitate cleaning thereof. This invention can be made by joining individual parts or components or using a mold and pouring a suitable material like aluminum, plastic or any similar materials to form a one piece device. The novel mechanical cervical dislocation device resulted in consistent anatomical damage to the birds (eg high dislocation of the neck and severing of the spinal cord) compared to the manual method, despite both having 100% success rate, while the modified Rabbit Zinger™ was difficult to operate and resulted in varied anatomical damage. The present invention provides a portable device preferably made of steel or any rigid materials. Cervical dislocation and decapitation (manual and mechanical) Cervical dislocation (pulling the neck to sever the spine) causes death from cerebral anoxia (interruption of the supply of oxygen to the brain) due to the cessation of breathing and/or blood supply to the brain though haemorrhages from damaged blood vessels in the neck. A rabbit and poultry cervical vertebral dislocation device more simply put “neck breaker” comprises a cylindrical rod attached to an L-shaped base frame and mounting flange. Cervical dislocation is basically breaking the rabbit’s neck. The closed end of the supporting base 2 has a chamfered edge 11 to allow for smooth operation and to protect the operator from sharp edges. Instant lights out and brain death. 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