Hundreds of Students of IPB Participated Briefing on Animal Health Inspection and Meat Sacrifice

A total of 301 (three hundred one) students of (IPB Bogor Agricultural University) from various Faculties Batches 50th and 51st participated in the Briefing on Animal Health Inspection and Meats of Animal Sacrifices, on Friday-Saturday, 2-3 September 2016, in the lecture hall of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor. The program was organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bogor Agricultural University (FKH IPB) as part of the commemoration of the 53rd Anniversary of IPB and to welcome Idul Adha 1437 H.

Vice Dean for Resources, Cooperation and Development of FKH IPB, Dr.drh. Trioso Purnawarman, stated that the first thing to consider critically in the animal sacrifices they have to meet the prescribed method of ritual slaughter of all lawful halal animals. This method of slaughtering lawful animals has several conditions to be fulfilled. The slaughter of animals must not occur in front of other animals. The knife must be wiped clean and put down before using again. In addition to be the right procedures of worship, this time we need to consider that only healthy meat to be distributed to the general public. The animal sacrifice is a demonstration of total submission to Allah and a proof of complete obedience to Allah’s will or command, thus, they have to be the best. According to the government regulations, the criteria for meat they have to be Safe, Healthy, Intact, and Halal (ASUH).

Furthermore, other criteria to be met for the sacrifice animals, they have to be raised in natural conditions, eating natural foods and be respected. All of these conditions of permissibility emphasize the seriousness of animal life. Furthermore, if these conditions are not met, the meat, by most scholarly opinion, is not halal. These sacrificial meat hygiene, inspection antemortem and postmortem were presented by Faculty member of FKH IPB, namely DVM. Herwin Pisestyani, M.Si; vet. DVM Denny Widaya Lukman; Dr. Retno Wulansari; DVM. Leni Maylina, MSi; DVM. Agus Wijaya, MS, PhD; Dr. DVM. Wiwin Winarsih; and Prof. DVM. Bambang Pontjo Priyosoeryanto.

In the second day of briefing the Organizing Committee presented practical works carried out in the Rumah Sakit Hewan Pendidikan (RSHP Animal Hospital for Education), at the Pathology Necropsy Room of FKH IPB, and at Paddock all are located at FKH IPB. The briefing materials presented for the practical works were antemortem inspection and posmortem in animals goats and cows. Antemortem inspection is the inspection of live animals prior to slaughter to ensure adherence to rules about cruelty, and to avoid putting sick or harassed animals into the abattoir buildings and the slaughter chain. For the practical works 6 (six) goats and 1 (one) cow which which were granted by the Marine, Agriculture and Food Security Services of Jakarta. Antemortem inspection is the management of animals about to be slaughtered for the period immediately prior to slaughter; includes transport, unloading, feeding, watering, housing. They have to in accordance with Islamic law. Postmortem examination or examination of the sacrifice animals are being slaughtered. All organs and tissues, including external body, such as lungs, heart, spleen, and kidneys should be examined in a systematic way (position color, size, weight, shape, consistency, content, smell, extension of lesions, aspect of section). (Wied)

Source: Bogor Agricultural University