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Table 2 Experimental settings for electrocution of anaesthetised piglets (n = 13) using constant voltage of 50 Hz and flat electrodes placed on both sides of the chest behind the elbow

From: Electrocution as an alternative euthanasia method to blunt force trauma to the head followed by exsanguination for non-viable piglets

Setting Number of successfully electrocuted piglets Weight of the electrocuted piglets (kg) Number of survivors Weight of survivors (kg) Voltage (V) Size of flat electrodes (cm × cm) Duration of electrical flow (s)
1 2 0.87; 1.38 1 0.72 75 2 × 2 15
2 0   1 0.73 65 2 × 2 15
3 0   1 0.66 75 3 × 3 15
4 0   1 0.68 90 3 × 3 15
5 0   1 0.74 65 2 × 2 30
6 0   1 0.49 75 2 × 2 30
7 3 1.48; 1.39; 1.63 1 1.48 75 2 × 2 15
8 0   1 1.58 70 2 × 2 15