Long distance transport of export lambs.

  title={Long distance transport of export lambs.},
  author={T G Knowles and P. D. Warriss and Steven N. Brown and Steve C. Kestin},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={134 5},
Two commercial lorry consignments of 500 sheep were followed from the United Kingdom to their destinations in southern France, one journey of 800 miles taking 18 hours and the other of 950 miles taking 24 hours. Measurements were made of liveweight and skinfold thickness, and blood samples were taken from 100 sheep in each consignment, two days before departure and again immediately after the journeys. The results from each consignment were similar. High levels of plasma beta-hydroxybutyrate… CONTINUE READING