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Livestock handling and transport.

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In this 5th edition of Livestock Handling and Transport the author focused on the effects of biosecurity, genetics, structural designs of areas in the farm and slaughterhouse, proper handling and transport of animals on the welfare, physiology, behaviour, health, and economics of livestock animals. This edition has 473 pages and divided into 23 chapters. Topics of each chapter includes (from chapt...

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Chapter 21 (Page no: 404)

Poultry handling and transport.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that 87% of transported poultry is broiler chickens. Broiler death losses during transport average 0.2% but can vary greatly. In layers, poor feather cover is associated with more mortalities, and in broilers, poor health increases transport losses. It is difficult to remove hens from furnished/enriched cages and this can result in more injuries. Design innovations are needed. Mechanical catching of broilers reduces stress during container loading. It may be slower than manual catching and may result in more heatstress mortalities during hot weather unless two machines are used. In hot temperatures, stocking rates should be reduced and trucks need to be kept moving to prevent heat stress, unless the vehicle has active climate control. In cold winter temperatures, chickens can be exposed to both heat stress or cold stress in different parts of a vehicle with closed curtains unless mechanical ventilation is used. Death losses tend to increase with both longer transit times and more time waiting at the abattoir unless mitigation strategies are employed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The importance of stockmanship to maintain high standards of handling and transport of livestock and poultry. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Welfare of transported animals: welfare assessment and factors affecting welfare. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Stress physiology of animals during transport. Author(s): Vogel, K. D. Romans, E. F. I. Obiols, P. L. Velarde, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) The effects of both genetics and previous experience on livestock behaviour, handling and temperament. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 80) Behavioural principles of handling beef cattle and the design of corrals, lairages, races and loading ramps. Author(s): Grandin, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 110) Dairy cattle handling, transport and well-being. Author(s): Baier, F. Fulwider, W. K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 126) Robotic milking of dairy cows: behaviour and welfare. Author(s): King, M. DeVries, T. Pajor, E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 139) Handling cattle raised in close association with people. Author(s): Ewbank, R. Parker, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 153) Cattle transport in North America. Author(s): Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K. Grandin, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 184) Handling and transport of cattle and pigs in South America. Author(s): Costa, M. J. R. P. da Huertas, S. M. Gallo, C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 206) Behavioural principles of sheep handling. Author(s): Hutson, G. D. Grandin, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 229) Design of sheep yards and shearing sheds. Author(s): Barber, A. Freeman, R. B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 239) Sheep transport. Author(s): Cockram, M. S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 254) Dogs for herding and guarding livestock. Author(s): Coppinger, L. Coppinger, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 271) Goat handling and transport. Author(s): Miranda-de la Lama, G. C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 290) Behavioural principles of pig handling. Author(s): Hemsworth, P. H.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 307) Transport of pigs. Author(s): Faucitano, L. Lambooij, E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 328) Transport of market pigs: improvements in welfare and economics. Author(s): Garcia, A. Johnson, A. K. Ritter, M. J. Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S. McGlone, J. J.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 347) Handling and transport of horses. Author(s): Houpt, K. A. Wickens, C. L.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 370) Deer handling and transport. Author(s): Goddard, P.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 427) Transport of cattle, sheep and other livestock by sea and air. Author(s): Phillips, C.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 442) Principles of biosecurity during transport, handling and slaughter of animals. Author(s): Belk, K. E. Weinroth, M. D. Grandin, T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol, UK; 2Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), Animal Science Unit, Melle, Belgium.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786399151
  • Record Number
  • 20193452525