Choosing appropriate space allowances for slaughter pigs transported by road: a review.

@article{Warriss1998ChoosingAS,
  title={Choosing appropriate space allowances for slaughter pigs transported by road: a review.},
  author={P. D. Warriss},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1998},
  volume={142 17},
  pages={449-54}
}
In the United Kingdom pigs can spend up to 11 hours in transit to slaughter but on average travel for two to three hours. In the past, international journeys have lasted up to 40 hours and have been over 900 miles long. There is evidence that pigs, like calves and sheep, but unlike adult cattle, prefer to lie down if provided with suitable conditions, particularly bedding, on the vehicle. They will, however, sometimes stand during short journeys, possibly when excessive vibration or… CONTINUE READING

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