Pre-transport preparation and selection is essential prior to loading. Animals should be well rested, fed and watered prior to transport, particularly those intended for long distance transport. In general, the transporter is responsible for

  • Loading
  • Ensuring appropriate loading density
  • Performing the final inspection as ‘fit for the intended journey’ during loading
  • Monitoring the journey
  • Performing additional inspections of livestock during the journey
  • Unloading at the final destination
  • The receiver is responsible for unloading
  • Establishing the identity of animals
  • Ensuring the ante-mortem inspection is conducted to remove animals showing signs of modifiable diseases.

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