Perform ante and post-mortem inspection - Calves

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify regulatory requirements for calves

1.1 Explain sources of calves for slaughter

1.2 Identify regulatory requirements for the handling and processing of calves

2. Identify the main reasons for ante-mortem inspection

2.1 Explain reasons for ante-mortem inspection

2.2 Identify regulatory requirements associated with ante-mortem inspection

3. Perform ante-mortem inspection on cattle and/or buffalo

3.1 Identify and explain procedures and principles of humane handling of calves

3.2 Detect and identify signs of common conditions responsible for abnormalities at ante-mortem

3.3 Identify procedures for humane destruction

3.4 Identify procedures for emergency and suspect slaughter

3.5 Perform ante-mortem inspection on calves according to relevant workplace health and safety and regulatory requirements

3.6 Identify Quality Assurance aspects of ante-mortem inspection

4. Make disposition as a result of inspection and take appropriate action

4.1 Identify and describe common diseases and conditions responsible for abnormalities in calves

4.2 Segregate suspect stock according to regulatory and workplace requirements

4.3 Identify signs of emergency or notifiable diseases that could be seen at ante-mortem

4.4 Describe emergency or notifiable disease procedures as set out in the relevant regulations

5. Identify base anatomical structure systems of cattle or buffalo

5.1 Identify organs of calves

5.2 Identify and explain lymphatic, circulatory, digestive, urinary, nervous and respiratory systems

5.3 Identify basic skeletal structure of cattle and/or buffalo

6. Identify the main reasons for post-mortem inspection

6.1 Identify reasons for post-mortem inspection

6.2 Identify regulatory requirements associated with post-mortem inspection

7. Perform post-mortem inspection of cattle or buffalo

7.1 Follow procedures for post-mortem inspection

7.2 Identify and detect abnormalities

7.3 Perform post-mortem inspection on calves in accordance with regulatory requirements, hygiene and sanitation requirements and workplace health and safety requirements, in a work environment and under normal production conditions

7.4 Identify Quality Assurance (QA) requirements of post-mortem inspection

8. Make disposition

8.1 Detect and identify common diseases and conditions responsible for abnormalities for calves

8.2 Identify and explain symptoms of notifiable diseases

9. Treat affected carcase appropriately

9.1 Treat carcase in accordance with regulatory, hygiene and sanitation, and workplace health and safety requirements

9.2 Demonstrate anatomical knowledge of carcase in the disposition process

10. Monitor stunning and slaughter of animals

10.1 Identify requirements for effective stunning and slaughter

10.2 Ensure animals are stunned and bled according to workplace and regulatory requirements

10.3 Take corrective action in the event of ineffective stunning or bleeding

11. Describe the procedures followed for retained carcase on the slaughter floor

11.1 Identify and describe procedures for retained carcase in accordance with workplace and regulatory requirements

12. Identify and use Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform post-mortem inspection

12.1 Identify and explain the purpose of the PPE equipment required for post-mortem inspection

12.2 Use equipment in accordance with QA and workplace requirements

12.3 Use, maintain and store Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with workplace health and safety requirements

13. Take pathological and residue samples to assist in determining disposition

13.1 Identify tissue necessary for determining dispositions and/or routine testing

13.2 Collect and submit specimens according to workplace procedures

13.3 Interpret results

13.4 Retain carcases awaiting results according to workplace procedures