FMD Mouth and mouth disease
Cattle can become infected by foot-and-mouth disease. The FMD crisis will sound familiar. This animal disease has caused many victims in the Netherlands and Great Britain. The crisis was stopped by rigorous intervention at the time.
In addition, BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), or mad cow disease, is a disease that occurs in cattle. BSE can cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. This is possible, among other things, by eating contaminated beef. In England, only 10 years after the outbreak of the animal disease did the first infected people come to light (source: RIVM). Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease is rare.
Mobile Euthanization unit for cattle
The TCC group has a mobile euthanase unit that can be deployed quickly. This allows small and large cattle to be euthanized quickly and in an animal-friendly way. The animals are led into the box one by one and killed by a professionally certified person. The animal is then transported out of the box. The vet can do another examination there. The carcass is then carefully brought into the destruction-car.
The unit can be set up at a cattle farm. Depending on the number of cattle, that can be several units. Usually 1 unit is sufficient. High mobility makes rapid movement within a crisis area possible. This means that all companies can be removed within a short time within the crisis area. Naturally, we take all hygiene measures into account. Units are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Personnel wear adequate protective clothing and, as with bird flu, all hygiene protocols are followed to prevent the disease from spreading.
Nature reserves can also contain cattle that are infected with a disease. They may also be injured by a natural fire or relieved of their suffering for other reasons.
We are able to drive into the nature reserve with the unit and perform the killing on location. This means that the potentially weakened animals do not have to walk unnecessarily.
Our specialists can carry out the work under the supervision of a veterinarian.