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Cover for Science of animal welfare.

Concern for animals has increased in many countries over a long time, particularly the last 50 years. Development of scientific disciplines relevant to animal welfare also has a long history and recent acceleration. These disciplines include animal husbandry, animal science, veterinary medicine and ...

Author(s)
Appleby, M. C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiology and disease.

During transportation animals are exposed simultaneously to a variety of stressors. Stress may have a negative effect on the immune system and this may result in increased susceptibility to infection and increased infectiousness. The intensity of the stress response during transport can be measured ...

Author(s)
Manteca, X.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Enforcement of transport regulations: the EU as case study.

The European Union (EU) has a more comprehensive legislation for animal welfare during transport than anywhere else in the world. However, legislation must be adequately enforced to ensure compliance and, thereby, satisfactory levels of animal welfare. Enforcement of EU legislation is...

Author(s)
Cussen, V. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The welfare of livestock during road transport.

The welfare of animals during transport should be assessed using a range of behavioural, physiological and carcass quality measures. In addition, health is an important part of welfare so the extent of any disease, injury or mortality resulting from, or exacerbated by, transport should be measured. ...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Europe.

Millions of animals are transported long distance (over 8 h) in Europe each year and there has long been concern that this poses serious welfare issues for livestock. These journeys, sometimes in adverse conditions, regularly involve transporting animals thousands of kilometres to slaughter. Routes ...

Author(s)
Corson, S.; Anderson, L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Middle East.

The Middle East due to arid climatic conditions in most parts of the region is currently not able to produce enough animals to be self sufficient in meat. This fact, coupled with traditional patterns of slaughter and consumption, has led to a continued demand for large numbers of live animals,...

Author(s)
Rahman, S. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stress physiology of animals during transport.

The article discusses the physiological, biochemical and haematological variables in relation to stress responses of livestock (cattle, calves, sheep, pigs, goats and deer) during transportation.

Author(s)
Knowles, T.; Warriss, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932190)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Meat quality.

The stress undergone by domestic animals as they are transported to the abattoir is one of the most severe they suffer during the process of meat production. Transport of live domestic animals is also very visible to the consumer, so the industry should consider ways to improve it and the ethical...

Author(s)
María, G. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Africa.

This account of long-distance transport in Africa covers North Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa. The chapter examines the long-distance transport of cattle, goats and sheep throughout Africa and, to a lesser extent, the transport of horses, donkeys and camels. Pigs and chickens...

Author(s)
Menczer, K.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for North America.

Transportation is one of the most stressful events in a farmed animal's life. Because nearly all of the billions of farmed animals raised in North America are subjected to transportation at some point during their lives, transportation is also one of the most important welfare issues affecting...

Author(s)
Engebretson, M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934033)
Type
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