Reference Code
IFS-Ruminants-Equines-2023-02-EN
Year
2024
Author
Josef Schenkenfelder &
Christoph Winckler
Reviewers
Source
EURCAW Ruminants & Equines

Fitness for Transport of equine animals

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SUMMARY

COMING SOON

Livestock are transported for a number of reasons and in most cases this is an unfamiliar and threatening event in an animal’s life, which can lead to distress, injury or even death if not properly planned and executed. Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 specifies that no animal shall be transported unless it is fit for the intended journey. Currently no agreed scientific definition of the concept of fitness for transport exists but a number of welfare consequences have been identified as being highly relevant to the welfare during transport. In this Indicator factsheet methods for assessing whether an equine animal is fit for transportation and recommendations for inspection are described.

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EURCAW Ruminants & Equines