Farmers with poultry barns are in great need of a method to euthanize irrecoverably sick, paralyzed or crippled poultry quickly, effectively and in a manner that is completely painless and stress-free for the animals.
Developed on the basis of ministerial recommendation.
For the euthanasia of irrecoverably sick, paralyzed or crippled poultry in the poultry holding there is a need for practical methods that farmers can use themselves. In response to this need, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality sought expert advice. The expert group recommended various euthanasia methods for different groups of animals. For the on-farm euthanasia of poultry, electrocution is a recommended method. Based on this positive recommendation, Top Equipment B.V. developed the H2H Euthanizer.
H2H Euthanizer meets all ministerial conditions.
Conditions for euthanasia by electrical current are that the current administered must flow through both the brain and the heart. The current intensity must also be sufficient to make the method irreversible. The H2H Euthanizer meets all these conditions. This allows poultry to be killed immediately in a controlled manner.
Quick and stress-free
The H2H Euthanizer is a mobile device that kills individual poultry using an electric current. The animal is supported, head down, in a flexible cone. The head is held in place by two electrode plates, positioned by a lever. An electrode is simultaneously placed on the cloaca. This is a manual action that can be performed quickly and without stress for the animal.
‘Head to heart’ method: immediate loss of consciousness.
When the start button is pressed a 220V/50Hz electric current passes through the body. With this effective ‘head to heart’ method the animal is rendered immediately unconscious by the administered electric current. This method leads irreversibly to death.
The benefits at a glance:
• The animal remains calm in the cone
• The animal shows no signs of stress
• Verifiable and effective euthanasia
• No return of respiration
• Effective euthanasia directly from head to heart
• Operates at 220 V and a frequency of 50 Hz
• Portable device, suitable for use anywhere
• Rechargeable battery
• Safe and easy for use by one person
• Functions in accordance with EC Regulation 1099/2009
Modification of cone based on age and weight.
The H2H Euthanizer is delivered to you by Top Equipment B.V. with two cones in which the poultry to be euthanized are placed. The small cone is suitable for poultry from 1 to 3 weeks old and the large cone for poultry from 3 to 6 weeks old. This specific customization contributes significantly to the optimum operation and effect of the H2H Euthanizer. With the H2H Euthanizer you manually euthanize one poultry animal at a time.
Strict rules for practical application.
The H2H Euthanizer meets all these conditions and has been scientifically tested. H2H stands for ‘head to heart’ and concisely conveys the unique principle behind this device: stress-free euthanasia with electricity. The H2H Euthanizer will be available in early 2019.
Use of the H2H Euthanizer is only permitted in light industrial environments, such as poultry holdings. The H2H Euthanizer may only be operated by qualified employees.
Scientific research results available.
The effectiveness and operation of the H2H Euthanizer have been extensively studied by Wageningen University & Research. If you would like, we can go over these research results with you on the basis of your specific questions.