Living animals for slaughter — Vocabulary — Bovines

Gives definitions of terms used to describe living bovine animals intended for slaughter.

Animaux vivants d'abattoir — Vocabulaire — Bovins

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1996-04-o 1
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IS0 3973: 1996(E/F)

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IS0 3973: 1996( E/F)
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IS0 3973: 1996( E/F)
0 IS0
Animaux vivants
Living animals for
d’abattoir - Vocabulaire -
slaughter - Vocabulary -
Domaine d’application
La presente Norme internationale donne les defini-
This International Standard gives definitions of terms
tions des termes utilises pour decrire les bovins
used to describe living bovine animals intended for
vivants destines a I’abattoir.
Termes et dhfinitions
Terms and definitions
bovin male ou femelle, livre a I’abattoir, dont le bord
presented for
male or female bovine animal,
anterieur de la quatrieme paire d’incisives (coins) de
slaughter, whose anterior edge of the fourth pair of
premiere dentition n’est pas entame de facon nette
incisors (corners) of first dentition is not fully through
ou bien ne montre qu’une usure leg&e
or only slightly worn
Voir figure 1.
See figure 1.
veau de boucherie
veal calf
veau clair ou blanc
calf whose mucous membranes have a colour ranging
veau 4ourdBB ou rose
from white to pink at the level of the non-pigmented
veau dont les muqueuses ont une teinte allant du
blanc au rose au niveau des zones non pigmentees
veau rouge
runner calf
veau broutard
calf whose mucous membranes have a deep pink
veau dont les muqueuses ont une teinte rose tres
colour approaching that of the mucous membranes of
fence se rapprochant de celle des muqueuses des
adult bovines
bovins adultes

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young bovine jeune bovin
bovine animal, presented for slaughter, whose bovin, livre a I’abattoir, dont I’age minimal est carac-
minimum age is characterized by distinct wear of the t&i& par I’usure nette du bord anterieur de la qua-
anterior edge of the fourth pair of calf teeth incisors trieme paire d’incisives (coins) des dents de lait; a
(corners); at maximum age, the first pair of calf teeth I’age maximal, la premiere paire d’incisives des dents
incisors (pincers) have fallen out and have not been de lait (pinces) est tombee et non remplacee
Voir figure 2.
See figure 2.
young heifer
female young bovine
2.2 2.2
young bull taurillon
entire male young bovine jeune bovin male entier
2.3 2.3
young bullock bouvillon
castrated male young bovine jeune bovin male castre
3 3
adolescent bovine bovin adolescent
bovine with one to four teeth bovin de une ir quatre dents
bovine animal, presented for slaughter, whose mini- bovin livre a I’abattoir, dont I’age minimai est deter-
mum age is determined by the eruption of one incisor mine par l%ruption d’une incisive de la premiere paire
of the first pair of adult teeth (pincers); at maximum de dents d’adulte (pinces); a I’age maximal, la troisie-
age, the third pair of calf teeth incisors have fallen out me paire d’incisives (secondes mitoyennes) des dents
and have not been replaced de lait est tombee et non remplacee
Voir figure 3.
See figure 3.
NOTE - It is permitted to denominate adolescent cattle as NOTE - II est admis de caractkriser des bovins adoles-
“adolescent with two teeth” until the eruption of one of
cents comme ((adolescents a deux dents), jusqu’a I’erup-
the second pair of adult teeth.
tion de I’une des dents de la deuxieme paire de dents
3.1 3.1
heifer g6nisse adolescente
bovin adolescent femelle n’ayant pas mis bas
female adolescent bovine which has not calved
NOTE - La genisse presentant des signes de gestation
NOTE - Heifers showing signs of pregnancy discernible by
external examination (fetus perceptible by abdominal decelables a l’examen externe (a savoir fcetus decelable a la
palpation-percussion, functional development of udder) palpation, percussion abdominale, mamelles en voie de
have a particular denomination in some countries, for developpement fonctionnel), recoit dans certains pays un
example “taure” in France, “pregnant heifer” in the United nom particulier, par exemple ((taure)) en France, ((pregnant
Kingdom). heifer)) au Royaume-Uni.
3.2 3.2
adolescent cow vache adolescente
female adolescent bovine which has calved bovin adolescent femelle ayant mis bas
adolescent bull
entire male adolescent bovine
3.4 3.4

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