Transport of pigs

E. Lambooij

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the animal welfare implications of transport to pigs, in terms of stress, coping mechanisms and thermoregulation. The effect of transport on product quality and contamination are also discussed. The last part of this chapter summarizes the main recommendations for holding yards, ramps and vehicles and treatment during transport (driving, feeding, watering, loading density and microclimate factors)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLivestock handling and transport
EditorsT. Grandin
PublisherCABI
Chapter15
Pages228-244
Edition3rd
ISBN (Print)9781845932190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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