Transport of Animals Intended for Breeding, Production and Slaughter

A Seminar in the CEC Programme of Coordination of Research on Animal Welfare, organised by R. Moss, and held in Brussels, 7–8 July, 1981

  • R. Moss

Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

  3. Physiological Changes Induced in Animals at Loading, during and after Transport and Their Effects: Including Behavioural Changes

  4. Significance of These Changes and Effects in Relation to Health and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. J. G. van Logtestijn, A. M. T. C. Romme, G. Eikelenboom
      Pages 105-114
    3. Chr. Augustini, K. Fischer
      Pages 125-135
  5. Means of Transport, with Particular Reference to Their Construction

  6. Present Research Being Undertaken and Consideration of What Further Studies, if any, would be Desirable

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 232-234
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-236

About this book


The transport of farm livestock was the subject of the seminar held from 7 - 8 July 1981 at the Commission of the European Communities (CECl, Directorate General for Agriculture, Brussels as part of the work of the Division Coordinating Agricultural Research. The aims of the seminar were to examine the knowledge available on how the physiology and behaviour of animals may change during transport; to consider the significance of these changes in relation to welfare and economics and to assess those actions which as experimental projects or observational studies might be proposed to fill the most important gaps in our knowledge of the welfare of farm animals during transport. A number of conclusions can be drawn from the proceedings: 1. Much knowledge is available from both scientific observations and practical experience which could be used to improve the transport of livestock. Methods of loading, the construction of vehicles, ships, crates and aircraft could benefit from the application of existing knowledge. It is less clear whether it is best to concentrate on disseminating existing knowledge by education and advice or to contemplate more regulations. 2. Losses by down-grading at slaughter can largely be attributed to the ways in which animals are transported and handled.


Handling behavior physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Moss
    • 1
  1. 1.Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and FoodLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7584-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7582-8
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