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antemortem

 [an″te-mor´tem]
performed or occurring before death.

an·te·mor·tem

(an'te-mōr'tem),
Before death. Compare: postmortem.
[ante- + L. mors (mort-), death]

antemortem

/an·te·mor·tem/ (an″te-mor´tem) [L.] occurring before death.

an·te·mor·tem

(an'tē-mōr'tĕm)
Before death.
Compare: postmortem
[ante- + L. mors (mort-), death]

antemortem

performed or occurring before death.

antemortem handling
the management of animals about to be slaughtered for the period immediately prior to slaughter; includes transport, unloading, feeding, watering, housing. Animal welfare considerations are paramount.
antemortem inspection
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. The objective is to avoid contamination of premises and meat by infective material.