How do humans react on Anoxia?

The Anoxia method is the first slaughter technique based on the principle of total lack of oxygen. One of the main reasons is the lack of unnecessary stress or pain caused by Anoxia, as described in the scientific report published in Poultry Science of May, 2013.

Only Professionals recognize that Anoxia as life-threatening phenomenon:in aviation; mountain climbing; and deep-sea diving. The question is: what happens with your brain when it is confronted with total absence of oxygen and how dangerous it when you breathe in pure nitrogen? Time to find out. A team of two young Dutch scientists put themselves on the test and went to the Military aviation test facility in Soesterberg to find it out. At this facility, pilots are trained to recognize the signs and learn how to deal with it.

In the category “Don’t try this at home”, one of the guys takes of his oxygen mask, after the oxygen in the conditioned room they are staying in has been completely pumped out. What happened to him, confronted to 100% nitrogen? See for yourself…

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June 14 & 15 2013: Open innovation days at Swine Innovation Center VIC Sterksel, Holland

Swine Innovation Center (VIC) Sterksel (as part of WUR University of Wageningen, Holland) is the multifunctional research center for modern, innovative and sustainable pig farming. The research covers all aspects of pig production, including nutrition, welfare, health, issues, housing and minerals management.

VIC Sterksel organizes every year Open Innovation days to present the latest technologies related to pig farming. In the last edition of the open innovation days, more than 2.500 visitors cam to see the latest developments, and also this year, it promises to be quit a buzzy event.

During this years version of the Open Innovation Days you can visit more than 50 innovations by Sterksel that the Partnership “Innovators of pig and pork chain” have been developed. During the day itself you get all the information about the systems and what they mean for the pig sector. Business people, researchers, pig farmers and students are able to expand their network because this event offers the ultimate opportunity to discuss the latest developments. The open days are available for everyone who is interested.

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