Farm Animal Transport

Edited by
June 2021
206 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-499-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-500-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Farm Animal Transport that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences

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.

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carcass bruises; cattle transport; animal welfare; extensive production system; welfare; cattle; swine; lameness; at risk cattle; bovine respiratory disease; animal welfare; broiler; catching; pre-slaughter chain; poultry; wing fractures; livestock; transport; control post; health; welfare; cattle; heat stress; mortality; physiology; sheep; sea transport; stress; welfare; beef calves; transport; fasting; marketing; livestock; transport; live export; trucks; road transport; consumer perception; Australia; pigs; local breed; Apulo-Calabrese; transport; short distance; blood parameters; meat quality; animal welfare; transport; pullet; stress parameter; corticosterone metabolite; cleaning and disinfection; biosecurity; food safety; transportation coops; poultry; environment; swine; transport quality; temperature; THI; ventilation; bedding; boarding; misting; qualitative behavioural assessment; QBA; sheep; transport; behaviour; Mobile Poultry Processing Unit; pastured poultry production; animal welfare; meat quality; economic efficiency; broiler transport; thermal micro-environment; heat stress; animal welfare