Transport conditions of fattening pigs from farm to slaughterhouse : transport of pigs for more than 8 hours at two space allowances

M.A. Gerritzen, M.A. Marahrens, K. Steinkamp, H.G.M. Reimert, J.T.N. van der Werf, V.A. Hindle

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Abstract

An investigation of travelling conditions of slaughter pigs during 8 long (>8h) journeys across Germany. Animals were transported at two loading densities. Observations of physiological (heart activity, blood parameters, body temperature) and behavioural responses (posture, fighting) weremade together with registration of environmental aspects (including indoor and outdoor temperature, wind speed, humidity, weather conditions). Driving conditions were also registered.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.605

Keywords

  • animal welfare
  • pigs
  • pig farming
  • transport
  • transport of animals
  • animal behaviour
  • animal physiology

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