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RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar

Farm animal welfare: Advances in humane killing

Call for abstracts

RSPCA Australia is calling for submissions for oral and poster presentations relating to the Seminar’s key themes:

  • New methods of stunning for slaughter
  • Assessment of insensibility
  • Use of technology to audit, monitor, enforce animal welfare at abattoirs
  • Innovations in killing unwanted animals
  • End-of-life decision making for on-farm euthanasia
  • Depopulation and emergency killing

Guidelines for abstract authors

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English using the template provided
  • The title should not exceed 120 characters (including spaces)
  • The body of the abstract should not exceed 300 words, and should not include figures or tables
  • Abstracts must contain a clear statement of the purpose of the work, the methods used, and results in sufficient detail to support the conclusions
  • Abstracts on experimental studies must contain data and indicate the method(s) of data analysis
  • References are not required in the abstract
  • An individual may submit a maximum of two abstracts
  • Abstracts not accepted for oral presentation may be presented as a poster – to be advised
  • Oral presentations are 15-minute slots with question time at the end of the presentation or at the end of the session
  • Abstracts submitted must comply with the “Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes” as relevant


Download Abstract Template

Abstracts to be submitted by email:

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 September 2017

Notification of acceptance of oral presentation: by 20 October 2017