Relationships between transport conditions and welfare outcomes during commercial long haul transport of cattle in North America.

@article{Gonzlez2012RelationshipsBT,
  title={Relationships between transport conditions and welfare outcomes during commercial long haul transport of cattle in North America.},
  author={Lai Arrieta Gonz{\'a}lez and Karen S. Schwartzkopf-Genswein and Melissa Whitten Bryan and Robert Silasi and Fiona Brown},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2012},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={
          3640-51
        }
}
The objective of the present study was to document the relationships between selected welfare outcomes and transport conditions during commercial long haul transport of cattle (≥400 km; 6,152 journeys; 290,866 animals). Surveys were delivered to transport carriers to collect information related to welfare outcomes including the number of dead, non-ambulatory (downer) and lame animals during each journey. Transport conditions surveyed included the length of time animals spent on truck, ambient… CONTINUE READING
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