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Table 3 Experimental settings for electrocution of anaesthetised piglets (n = 39) using constant amperage of 750 mA

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 electrocuted piglets (kg) Number of survivors Weight of survivors (kg) Frequency (Hz) Duration of electrical flow (s) Type of electrodes Position of electrodes on the chest
9 0   1 1.45 50 15 Flat b_sa
10 8b Between 1.35 and 1.6 1c 1.68 400 15 Flat b_s
11 3 Between 2.02 and 2.10 1 2.02 400 15 Flat b_s
12 2 2.13; 2.03 1 2.07 730 15 Flat b_s
13 0   1 1.40 400 15/30d/15 Pin-shaped b_s
14 5 Between 1.44 and 1.65 1 1.45 400 15/30d/15 Pin-shaped b_s – w_se
15 1 1.88 1 1.85 400 5/30d/5 Pin-shaped h_hf – w_s
16 0   1 1.80 400 5/30d/5 Pin-shaped headg, h_h
17 5 Between 1.70 and 1.95 0   400 5/30d/5 Pin-shaped b_s; w_s
17 6 Between 0.88 and 1.10 1e 0.89 400 5/30d/5 Pin-shaped b_s; w_s
  1. ab_s: both sides of the chest
  2. bThree piglets were stunned electrically
  3. cAfter electrical stunning
  4. dBreak between the electrical flows
  5. eBreak between the electrical flow ≤ 20 s; w_s: above the withers and the sternum
  6. fh_h: above the temple and on one side of the chest (head_heart)
  7. ghead: above both temples