Summary

Animal welfare and safety first:

  • Inspect and test equipment before use.
  • A working back-up stunner must always be immediately available at the point of stunning.
  • Follow safety procedures.

To stun effectively select:

  • The correct type of stunner
  • The correct cartridge or air pressure
  • The correct shooting position

Always check for signs of an effective stun:

  • Animal collapses
  • No rhythmic breathing
  • Fixed, glazed expression in the eyes
  • No corneal reflex
  • Relaxed jaw
  • Tongue hanging out

If you are in any doubt always stun the animal again.

Bleed immediately after stunning.

Clean and maintain the stunner after use.

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