2. 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 angle 5 at which the rod converges with the supporting base 2 is another unique aspect of the device. The guiding edge 10 of the supporting base 2 is beveled allowing for smooth insertion of the animal without becoming snagged. No prior art is known for this invention. Instant lights out and brain death. FIG. 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 The apparatus is mounted to a solid rigid structure by appropriate means. This invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth since these may be modified. 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. 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. The invention consists of several novel features which are hereinafter described and made apparent by the drawings which accompany and form a part of this specification or disclosure and in which like letters and numerals of reference denote corresponding parts throughout the several views. 1.Four mechanical poultry killing devices; modified Armadillo® (MARM), modified Rabbit ZingerTM (MZIN), modified pliers (MPLI) and a novel mechanical cervical dislocation gloved device (NMCD), were assessed for their killing potential in chicken the cadavers of euthanised, of four bird type and age combinations: layer/adult, layer/pullet, broiler/slaughter-age, broiler/chick. Features The KED C was developed and was made to be used on chicken breeders in the 8-12 lb range. 1. Pizzurro, Salvatore George (West Grove, PA, US), SALVATORE G. PIZZURRO (WEST GROVE, PA, US), Click for automatic bibliography 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. You must apply the device in … The angle 4 at which the rod 3 is bent is a unique aspect of the device. FIG. & Terms of Use. This cervical dislocation tool makes dispatching rabbits a breeze, and it’s much kinder on your back than the broomstick method. The present invention provides a portable device preferably made of steel or any rigid materials. We are also in the process of putting together an online Rabbit Processing Course. Vertebral fracture or luxation (dislocation) of the limbs in rabbits is a common cause for weakness and paralysis of the hind limbs. The Hopper Popper is by far the best method to dispatch a rabbit. All rights reserved. Euthanasia Guide for Ontario Commercial Meat Rabbit Producers 7 Assisted manual cervical dislocation Manual cervical dislocation APPROPRIATE FOR: Euthanasia Strategies: Methods and Restraint Pre-weaned kits <150 g (0.3 lb) Rabbit welfare is not compromised if the head is accidently detached from the rest of the body during cervical dislocation. Worldwide, an estimated 9.1 billion birds may need to be killed on farm each year. However, this method is not ideal and requires skill, experience and physical strength. Cervical dislocation works equally well for rabbits and chickens. 1. The novel mechanical cervical dislocation device was reliable and a practical method for killing poultry on-farm (100% kill success), with the majority of cranial reflexes showing no significant differences between interval mean durations across killing methods (eg nictitating membrane [mean = 0.7–3.3 s], and rhythmic breathing [mean = 0.0–0.3 s]), however for jaw tone and pupillary reflex, the modified … The receiving end 7 of the rod 3 is also chamfered to allow for smooth insertion of the animal without becoming snagged. This device has the potential to fulfil the current need for a mechanical alternative to manual cervical dislocation. With the animals head wedged between the rod and the … 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. FIG. The rod 3 of the device is attached below the guiding edge 10 of the supporting base 2 allowing for the animals head to be at the correct angle and the rod 3 giving proper support when using the “Sharp pull” method (2) to facilitate breaking the animal's neck. A still further object of the invention is to provide a rabbit slaughtering apparatus which is constructed of steel, plastic, carbon fiber, or other similar material cut and shaped to the proper form to provide a portable, light, strong, efficiently operating device which will not rust or corrode under normal conditions and is easy to clean and maintain. Privacy Policy The apparatus is mounted to a solid rigid structure by appropriate means. © 2004-2021 FreePatentsOnline.com. 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. 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 operator may find a different method for using this device that is not listed and for use on different types of animals not listed. In the EU, manual neck dislocation may only be used to slaughter birds less than 3kg liveweight. The predrilled holes 8 in the supporting base 3 facilitate installation of the device. Basic butcher station set-up. 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. Materials and Methods Three mechanical devices: Modified Armadillo (MARM), Modified Rabbit Zinger (MZIN), a novel mechanical cervical dislocation device (NMCD) and a control (MCD) … & Terms of Use. 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. Of the methods tested, the novel mechanical cervical dislocation device is the most promising mechanical method for killing poultry on-farm based on a range of behavioural, electroencephalogram and anatomical parameters. Abstract. Referring now more particularly to the drawings, an inverted wedge shaped structure 1 for receiving the animals head is formed of steel or similar rigid material and comprised of two readily available or produced materials shaped and secured together by any available means to provide a supporting base and an outwardly curved rod projection which can be round or square shaped. 2 is a perspective view of the rabbit slaughtering device constructed in accordance with the present invention. Cervical dislocation is basically breaking the rabbit’s neck. 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. This device may be used for, but is not limited to slaughtering rabbits, hares, guinea pigs, ducks, geese, etc. The flat surface 9 of the back of the supporting base 2 allows for a secure installation to any surface. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. 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. Four mechanical poultry killing devices; modified Armadillo (MARM), modified Rabbit Zinger (MZIN), modified pliers (MPLI) and a novel mechanical cervical dislocation (NMCD) gloved device, were assessed for their killing potential in the cadavers of euthanised birds. 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. 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. 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. 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. By making the device entirely of metal or similar material, it is both light and inexpensive as well as very sturdy. A still further object of the invention is to provide the two opposing rigid structures comprising the inverted wedge which is easily adjustable without the need for special tools in order to make the opening of the inverted wedge wider or narrower accepting various sized animals and depending on the operators needs. 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