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  1. Animal welfare indicators for sheep during sea transport: Monitoring health and behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Willis, Renee S., Fleming, Patricia A., Dunston-Clarke, Emma J., Barnes, Anne L., Miller, David W., Collins, Teresa

    The welfare of sheep transported by sea is a pertinent issue for Australia’s agriculture industry and a subject of concern amongst the general public. Evaluating the effect of sea transport on the welfare of livestock requires an accurate system of reporting. This study piloted an animal...

  2. Animal welfare indicators for sheep during sea transport: The effect of voyage day and time of day

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    | Contributor(s):: Willis, Renee S., Fleming, Patricia A., Dunston-Clarke, Emma J., Barnes, Anne L., Miller, David W., Collins, Teresa

    Ensuring the well-being of animals during transport is becoming an increasingly important societal concern. The Australian livestock export industry recognises the need for comprehensive monitoring and reporting on animal welfare during sea transport. It is predicted that pen-side assessments...

  3. Editorial: The Implications of Transport Practices for Horse Health and Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara Padalino, Christopher Riley

  4. Thermal Micro-Environment during Poultry Transportation in South Central United States

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    | Contributor(s):: Douglas J. Aldridge, Kaushik Luthra, Yi Liang, Karen Christensen, Susan E. Watkins, Colin G. Scanes

    This observational study was conducted to characterize the thermal micro- climate that broilers experienced in commercial poultry transporters under various weather conditions and typical management practices in the South Central USA. We continuously monitored temperature and relative humidity...

  5. Road Transport of Farm Animals: Mortality, Morbidity, Species and Country of Origin at a Southern Italian Control Post

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara Padalino, Daniele Tullio, Saverio Cannone, Giancarlo Bozzo

    Statistics on animal transport and its implications for health and welfare are limited. This study documented the animals transiting through a control post and their welfare outcomes measured by mortality rate and the prevalence of animals considered unfit for further transport (i.e.,...

  6. Risk Factors for Transport-Related Problem Behaviors in Horses: A New Zealand Survey

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara Padalino, Chris W. Rogers, Danielle Guiver, Janis P. Bridges, Christopher B. Riley

    Transport-related problem behaviors (TRPBs) are common in horses and can cause injury to both the horses and their handlers. This study aimed to identify possible risk factors for TRPBs to inform approaches to mitigate TRPBs incidence and enhance horse welfare. An online cross-sectional survey...

  7. Analysis of Non-conformities in Road Transport of Animals in Poland

    | Contributor(s):: Wasilewski, Jacek, Szczepanik, Małgorzata, Burski, Zbigniew, Juściński, Sławomir

    The paper presents the results of analysis of inspections of animal transport vehicles in Poland in 2007–2016. Due to animal welfare and the increased epidemiological risk the animal control system included the points of carriage provided for in the animal carriage law, i.e., during transport, at...

  8. Livestock handling needs improvement

    | Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    The article discusses problems with the handling of livestock and the conclusion of the article states "rough handling of livestock is not only inhumane, but can cause excessive losses due to sickness and slower growth...careful handling of livestock in all phases of production is...

  9. Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport

    | Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    Fear is a very strong stressor, and the highly variable results of handling and transportation studies are likely to be due to different levels of psychological stress. Psychological stress is fear stress. Some examples are restraint, contact with people, or exposure to novelty. In many different...

  10. The Welfare of pigs during Transport and Slaughter

    | Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    To maintain a high standard of animal welfare during the transportation and slaughter of pigs requires both the proper equipment and supervision of employees. The use of numerical scoring of handling and stunning can help maintain high standards because it will enable management to determine...

  11. Health problems and risk factors associated with long haul transport of horses in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Padalino, B., Hall, E., Raidal, S., Celi, P., Knight, P., Jeffcott, L., Muscatello, G.

    Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic losses. However; statistics on horse transport are limited and epidemiological data on transport related diseases are available only for horses transported to abattoirs for slaughter. This study...

  12. Validating the use of qualitative behavioral assessment as a measure of the welfare of sheep during transport

    | Contributor(s):: Wickham, S. L., Collins, T., Barnes, A. L., Miller, D. W., Beatty, D. T., Stockman, C. A., Blache, D., Wemelsfelder, F., Fleming, P. A.

    We tested the application of qualitative behavioral assessment (QBA) as a welfare assessment tool. Sheep were exposed to road transport treatments, and behavioral expressions were compared between experimental treatments and validated by correlation with physiological measures. We compared...

  13. Travel-related problems in pets

    | Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.

    Sections on the nature and treatment of travel-related problems of pets, including cats.

  14. The morality of the reptile "pet" trade

    | Contributor(s):: Warwick, C.

    The trade in, and private keeping of, reptiles as "pets" raises several ethical concerns regarding animal welfare (associated with handling, storage, transportation, intensive captive breeding, captivity stress, injury, disease, and high premature mortality); public health and safety (associated...

  15. Welfare Aspects of the Transport by Road of Sheep and Pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Stephen J. G., Bradshaw, R. Harry

    That transport can be stressful to pigs and sheep has been inferred from behavioral and physiological measurements. Duration of journey is more likely to cause stress in pigs than in sheep, but loading and the start of travel are stressful to both. Vibration, related to vehicle design, and the...

  16. Trailer loading stress in horses: behavioral and physiological effects of nonaversive training (TTEAM)

    | Contributor(s):: Shanahan, S.

    Resistance in the horse to trailer loading is a common source of stress and injury to horses and their handlers. The objective of this study was to determine whether non-aversive training based on the Tellington-Touch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM; Tellington-Jones & Bruns, 1988) would decrease...

  17. Quality management for the international transportation of non-human primates

    | Contributor(s):: David B. Elmore

    Safe and human transportation of live animals requires dedicated, informed personnel who carefully plan and attend to the details of appropriate animal care and handling throughout the shipping process. Specifically, although transportation of non-human primates shares goals common to all live...

  18. Loading density and welfare of goat kids during long distance road transport

    | Contributor(s):: Hindle, V. A., Reimert, H. G. M., Werf, J. T. N. van der, Lambooij, E.

  19. Does short-term road transport affect the locomotion score of dairy cows?

    | Contributor(s):: Thomsen, P. T., Sorensen, J. T.

  20. Concepts of animal health and welfare in organic livestock systems

    | Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M., Alroe, H. F.