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2019 Animal Care & Handling Conference Pre-Conference Workshop

Stunning, Sensibility, and Euthanasia


October 16, 2019, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Kansas City, MO



8:30 – 8:45 am
Welcome and Introduction: Why Are We Here?
Tiffany Lee, Director, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, NAMI
8:45 – 9:30 am
Stunning and Determining Insensibility
Temple Grandin, President, Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Professor, Colorado State University
9:30 – 10:15 am
Teaching Stunning and Sensibility to Employees and Management (Beef)
Lacey Alexander, North American Beef Welfare Lead, Cargill and Paula Alexander, Manager, AWB, Tyson
10:30 – 11:00 am
FSIS Update on Noncompliance and Enforcement Actions
Dr. Quita Bowman-Blackwell, Humane Handling Enforcement Coordinator, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA
11:00 – 11:45 pm
Pork Euthanasia on Farms and Fitness for Transport
Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University
12:45 – 1:15 pm
Pork Euthanasia: Trucks and Yards
Ann McDonald, Animal Welfare and PVP Manager, Smithfield Foods
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Teaching Sensibility and Stunning to Employees and Management (Pork)
Tim Toliver, Corporate Manager, Animal Welfare, Hormel and Lyndsey Jones, Manager, Corporate Swine Welfare, JBS
2:30 – 3:15 pm
Beef Euthanasia on Dairy Farms and Fitness for Transport
Jennifer Walker, Director, Milk Quality, Danone North America
3:15 – 3:45 pm
Beef Euthanasia: Trucks and Yards
Mike Spurgin, Corporate Director, National Beef
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Sedation Techniques in Cattle
Dan Thomson, Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology, Kansas State University
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Stunning and Sensibility Research Updates
Lily Edwards-Callaway, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University