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Cover for Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry.

This chapter discusses if an animal is fit for transport, the preparation of animals for transport, the design of loading ramps and handling facilities, how to determine if bruises and injuries are occurring on vehicles or in the abattoir, research on space requirements and rest stops and the use...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sheep transport.

This chapter reports on the production and international trade of sheep focusing on the top 10 countries based on slaughtered sheep, exported sheep, and imported sheep. This chapter also highlights the factors that can influence the effects of transport on the behavior, health, physiology, quality...

Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transport of pigs.

Transport stress is both an animal welfare issue, resulting in animal losses and fatigued animals at slaughter, and a meat quality issue, resulting in carcass depreciation and meat quality defects. Both issues may result in significant economic losses for the industry. The welfare of pigs during...

Author(s)
Faucitano, L.; Lambooij, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare during transport of livestock and poultry.

To maintain an acceptable level of animal welfare, animals or poultry must be fit for transport. The OIE has guidelines for transport. Animals that can barely walk or are likely to become nonambulatory should not be transported. A number of different factors can reduce fitness for transport, such...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Handling, transport and humane control of domestic animals.

The effects of handling, loading, transporting and unloading on animal welfare are described.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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, low feather cover is associated with more mortalities and in broilers, poor health ...

Author(s)
Weeks, C. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour and restraint.

This chapter covers the behaviour of working horses as well as methods used to restrain these animals. Focus is given on the physiological aspects of equine behaviour, effect of husbandry on behaviour, association between the age of the horse and its ability to learn, stereotypies and stable vices, ...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936556)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harvesting and store loading systems.

This chapter describes systems of harvesting, transport to store or packhouse, cleaning, sizing, and loading into store of potatoes. Topics covered include: harvester functions; field-to-store crop transfer systems; into-store cleaning and separation systems; damage minimization and tuber...

Author(s)
Pringle, B.; Bishop, C.; Clayton, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995021)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Store management.

This chapter aims to provide a strategy on how managers should fill and run their potato stores to ensure that the crop is stored in as good condition as possible. Emphasis is given on what actions store managers can carry out with the equipment they have. Topics discussed include: store hygiene;...

Author(s)
Pringle, B.; Bishop, C.; Clayton, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995021)
Type
Book chapter