abattage

or ab·a·tage

[ ab-uh-tahzh ]
/ ˌæb əˈtɑʒ /

noun

the slaughter of animals, especially the slaughter of diseased animals to prevent the infection of others.

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Origin of abattage

From French; see origin at abate, -age

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