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Vet World. 2012; 5(12): 718-722

Meat inspection and animal welfare practices: Evidences from north-western Himalayan region, India

Devesh Thakur, R K Ravikumar, Pranav Kumar, Atul Gupta, Alok Sharma, Shivani Katoch, Vinod Kumar Bodh.

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Aim: The present study was conducted to assess the animal welfare measures for safe and wholesome meat production as well
to understand different roles performed by delegated institutions in ensuring quality meat production.

Materials and Methods: Semi-structured interview schedule was administered to 40 butchers and 40 veterinary officers of state department of animal husbandry, Himachal Pradesh.

Result: It was found that open slaughtering was common (87.50%), animals did not have sufficient water provisions and often the lairage premises were devoid of adequate light thereby making ante-mortem and post mortem inspection difficult. Off feeding, offering potable water to animals before slaughtering was also less followed practice. Therefore, many a times the welfare of animals was not taken into consideration. Regular meat inspection was performed as an additional duty, by few (22.50%) veterinarians only. It was found that veterinarian's role was restricted to meat inspection only. The issue of license for slaughtering activities was the responsibility of district administration/municipal bodies.

Conclusion: The study recommends appropriate legislations for greater role of veterinarians so as to promote quality meat hygienic practices thereby promoting animal and human welfare.

Key words: awareness, Himachal Pradesh, meat inspection measures, meat inspection trainings, veterinarian

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