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Cover for Handling and transport of cattle and pigs in South America.

This chapter covers animal handling and transport research in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Data collected from 2005 to 2012 clearly show that bruising and other damage to beef and pork carcasses can be greatly reduced by training truck drivers and handlers, and by simple improvements in facilities....

Author(s)
Costa, M. J. R. P. da; Huertas, S. M.; Strappini, A. C.; Gallo, C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Long distance transport of livestock from Patagonia to central Chile involves both road and sea transport and has a potential impact on the welfare of animals. Fifty Bos taurus cattle of approximate age six months were exposed to a journey of four days, with both the sea and road components...

Author(s)
Navarro, G.; Bravo, V.; Gallo, C.; Phillips, C. J. C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 5, pp 229
Abstract

Marketing cattle through auctions increases marketing time, exposing animals to more stressful events. Within Chile, 37% of auctioned cattle are "calves". To assess factors that may be affecting the welfare of calves during movement and penning, twelve markets were visited to evaluate behavioral...

Author(s)
Bravo, V. M.; Knowles, T. G.; Gallo, C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 333
Abstract

In Chile, cow carcasses present the highest bruise prevalence compared with other cattle categories; however, the causes of the bruises are frequently unknown. In this study, 52 cull cows were transported to the slaughterhouse in three batches under identical transport conditions. A combination of...

Author(s)
Strappini, A. C.; Metz, J. H. M.; Gallo, C.; Frankena, K.; Vargas, R.; Freslon, I. de; Kemp, B.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2013, 7, 3, pp 485-491
Abstract

Several initiatives, including research and development, increasing stakeholders' awareness and application of legislation and recommendation, have been carried out in Latin America to promote animal welfare and meat quality. Most activities focused on the impact of pre-slaughter conditions...

Author(s)
Costa, M. J. R. P. da; Huertas, S. M.; Gallo, C.; Costa, O. A. dalla
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Meat Science, 2012, 92, 3, pp 221-226
Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify animal welfare problems during the stunning process in a beef slaughtering plant. Animal welfare indicators such as behaviour and handling by the personnel, were evaluated on 1,025 cattle (cows, heifers and steers) during five days of commercial slaughter; ...

Author(s)
Muñoz, D.; Strappini, A.; Gallo, C.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Citation
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria, 2012, 44, 3, pp 297-302
Abstract

The anatomical distribution and viability of cysticerci of Taenia saginata in naturally infected cattle slaughtered in southern Chile was determined. The cattle were inspected post mortem according to official chilean procedures, where mandatory inspection sites are: heart, tongue, masseter,...

Author(s)
Cayo, F.; Valenzuela, G.; Paredes, E.; Ruíz, V.; Gallo, C.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Citation
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria, 2013, 45, 2, pp 207-212
Abstract

In Chile, prolonged transport of cattle is an important issue due to geographical conditions. This study describes the variation of body weight and some blood constituents related to stress response during one long distance transport (63 h) of recently weaned calves for fattening in the Chilean...

Author(s)
Werner, M.; Hepp, C.; Soto, C.; Gallardo, P.; Bustamante, H.; Gallo, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Livestock Science, 2013, 152, 1, pp 42-46
Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of two transport journeys (3 and 16 h) and four lairage times at the abattoir (3, 6, 12 and 24 h) on some stress indicators in steers to validate the current Chilean legislation of a minimum lairage period of 12 h for cattle arriving at...

Author(s)
Tadich, N.; Gallo, C.; Bustamante, H.; Schwerter, M.; Schaik, G. van
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Production Science, 2005, 93, 3, pp 223-233
AbstractFull Text

Transport is an event that is inevitably stressing for animals, but there are good reasons concerning animal well-being and economic losses in the quantity and quality of meat why efforts should be made to improve the situation and look for ways in which stress can be kept to a minimum. The present ...

Author(s)
Gallo, C.
Publisher
CRMV-PE, Zumbi, Brazil
Citation
Ciência Veterinária nos Trópicos, 2008, 11, suplemento 1, pp 70-79

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