Special Issue "Pig Transport"


A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. John J. McGlone
Departments of Animal and Food Science and Animal Care Services, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/animalwelfare/faculty/mcglone/mcglone.php
E-Mail: john.mcglone@ttu.edu
Interests: behavior; neuroscience; welfare; immunology; stress physiology and behavior; pheromones in pigs and other animals

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Anna K. Johnson
Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, 2356F Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Website: http://www.ans.iastate.edu/faculty/index.php?id=johnsona
E-Mail: johnsona@iastate.edu
Interests: farm animal behavior and well-being

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pigs are transported around the world, usually twice in each growing pigs’ life – at weaning (or 25 kg) and again going to market. Breeding stock are also transported to production units. Transport of pigs has a large economic cost to the food chain and can also be a welfare concern.

This special issue will revolve around any aspect pertaining to the science of swine transport. Authors are encouraged to submit papers in the area of swine transport. We look forward to producing an internationally-important seminal issue on the transport of commercial swine.

Prof. Dr. John J. McGlone
Prof. Dr. Anna K. Johnson
Guest Editors


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  • pigs
  • swine
  • transport
  • animal welfare
  • transport economics

Published Papers (3 papers)

Animals 2014, 4(2), 241-253; doi:10.3390/ani4020241
Received: 9 January 2014; in revised form: 13 March 2014 / Accepted: 9 May 2014 / Published: 21 May 2014
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Animals 2014, 4(2), 200-213; doi:10.3390/ani4020200
Received: 6 February 2014; in revised form: 15 April 2014 / Accepted: 18 April 2014 / Published: 25 April 2014
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Animals 2014, 4(2), 164-183; doi:10.3390/ani4020164
Received: 6 February 2014; in revised form: 25 March 2014 / Accepted: 4 April 2014 / Published: 11 April 2014
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Last update: 12 December 2013

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