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Animals with thermal or chemical burns are killed for meat when they are in an incurable condition or their treatment and maintenance are not economically feasible in the future. Thermal burns in animals are the result of exposure to tissue of high temperature (fire, hot water, hot air), radiation energy, and electric current. As a result of thermal burns in animals, the skin and tissues located underneath it, the mucous membranes of the respiratory system (inga of hot air), the mucous membranes of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach (consumption of hot water, food) are affected.

Chemical burns with acids, alkalis, quicklime and other substances occur mainly due to the release of concentrated disinfectants and other solutions to the skin in the feed. In case of accidental consumption of solutions of caustic sodium, KI lot and some other caustic substances, instead of water, the animal has burns of the tissues of the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach.

Depending on the type of thermal or chemical agent, the intensity and duration of its action, the vitality of the affected tissue, the time elapsed after the burn, the fighting state of the animals can be very diverse. With minor burns of small areas of the skin, accompanied by hyperemia, swelling, slight soreness, the condition of the animals may be satisfactory. In severe cases (with extensive burns, charring, necrosis, tissue cleansing, complications with purulent processes), animals are depressed, their body temperature is elevated, and cardiac activity is impaired. These signs indicate severe pain irritation, intoxication of the body by tissue breakdown products, that is, the development of the so-called “burn disease” or even sepsis in them.

Post-mortem examination in animals with minor burns reveals mainly local tissue changes: hyperemia and swelling of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, slight swelling of the lymph nodes in the area of ​​tissue disruption, enlargement and hyperemia of regional lymph nodes, congestive blood supply to the liver, kidneys, lungs, and hemorrhage in the kidneys.
In animals with extensive tissue damage, killed after 4-6 days. and more after a burn, the muscles in the place of the burn and around it are flabby, swollen, euro * pink, the lymph nodes are enlarged, swollen, with hemorrhages, the heart muscle is flabby, the spleen is sharply enlarged and blood-filled, the liver is enlarged, flabby, clay-gray or gray, in the kidneys heart attacks and hemorrhages. In case of complication of burns with purulent processes in animals, pleurisy, peritonitis, pneumonia, or a picture of septicemia are noted in addition to the above changes.

Sanitary assessment of slaughter products. If the burns are negligible, if the pre-slaughter condition of animals killed in the first 3 days. after a burn, satisfactory, damaged tissues are cut out and disposed of, and the carcass and organs are released without restrictions.

The use of products of slaughter of animals with lesions of a significant part, tissues or killed in the remote after a burn period depends on the results of bacteriological studies. Isolation of microflora from the liver, spleen, lymph nodes is considered as bacteremia or septic process, in such cases the meat and animal organs are disposed of.

Animals with significant burns and in serious condition are killed in the workshops using slaughter products for technical disposal or, after boiling, they are sent to feed the animals.
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