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Table 3 Acceptance Criteria, Procedures and Practices in 5 Slaughterhouses that accepted OFES animals, (OV Responses n = 5)

From: Analysis of the operation of on farm emergency slaughter of bovine animals in the Republic of Ireland

Responses Numbers
OV always insisted on a consultation with PVP following ante-mortem examination 5/5
OV/Temporary Veterinary Inspector were always present at intake of OFES animal into slaughterhouse 5/5
OV always sampled for antibiotics 4/5
OV/Temporary Veterinary Inspector were always present at dressing of carcase 3/5
Licensed Slaughterman always performed slaughter 3/5
OV/Temporary Veterinary Inspector were always present at dressing of carcase 3/5
OV accepted animals with open fractures for OFES 2/5
Slaughterhouses had age restrictions due to the non availability of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy testing 2/5
Slaughterhouse had weight restriction due to abattoir capacity 2/5
Meat from OFES carcases always returned to the farm of origin 2/5
PVP performed slaughter occasionally and Primary Producer transported animal 1/5
PVP performed slaughter always and Primary Producer transported animal 1/5
Slaughterhouse had chilled transport for transporting OFES animals 1/5