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Table 4 PVP Responses (n = 90) to Survey on Procedures, Practices and Clinical Conditions Pertaining to OFES

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

Response Numbers
Very likely/likely to have recommend OFES to their clients 79(88 %)
Very Familiar/Familiar with Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council Guidelines 76(84 %)
Agreed with the OFES of animals with open fractures 67(74 %)
Strongly agreed/agreed with consultation between OV and PVP 56(62 %)
Agreed with OFES of animals with an inconclusive diagnosis, but deemed fit for human consumption 51(52 %)
Aware of slaughterhouses in your area that provided the service of OFES 49(54 %)
Agreed with OFES of downer animals, but fit for human consumption 44(50 %)
Aware that a consultation took place between the OV and PVP following ante-mortem examination 43(48 %)
Agreed with the transport of acutely injured animals under certain circumstances to slaughterhouses for CS 32(36 %)
Agreed with the transport of acutely injured animals for CS in any circumstance 25(28 %)
Agreed with the OFES of animals injured longer than 48 h but fit for human consumption 16(18 %)
PVP performs OFES at all times 2(2 %)