Farm Animal Transport
Weeks, Claire A. (editor)
Most of the 70 billion animals that are farmed in the world are transported at least once in their lives. For improved animal welfare, sustainability, and profitability it is important that everyone involved in the transportation process takes responsibility for doing a good job. This may require legislation and assurance schemes backed up by inspections and driven by consumer awareness and demand. All aspects of the transportation process, including preparation for transport, handling during loading and unloading, handler and driver training, stocking density on the transport container, journey length, and weather have an effect on animal welfare, meat quality, health after transport, and even mortality during transit. These topics are covered in the papers and reviews in this book together with related aspects such as consumer perceptions of animal transport, cleaning of transport coops, and consideration of on-farm slaughter to obviate the need for transport to an abattoir. The book adds to the knowledge of farm animal transport and highlights areas for future research and improved practice.
Keywordscarcass bruises; cattle transport; animal welfare; extensive production system; welfare; cattle; swine; lameness; at risk cattle; bovine respiratory disease; broiler; catching; pre-slaughter chain; poultry; wing fractures; livestock; transport; control post; health; heat stress; mortality; physiology; sheep; sea transport; stress; beef calves; fasting; marketing; live export; trucks; road transport; consumer perception; Australia; pigs; local breed; Apulo-Calabrese; short distance; blood parameters; meat quality; pullet; stress parameter; corticosterone metabolite; cleaning and disinfection; biosecurity; food safety; transportation coops; environment; transport quality; temperature; THI; ventilation; bedding; boarding; misting; qualitative behavioural assessment; QBA; behaviour; Mobile Poultry Processing Unit; pastured poultry production; economic efficiency; broiler transport; thermal micro-environment
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences
Animals & society