Behaviour of Cattle, Pigs, Buffalo and Antelope During Handling and Transport



Recommended Basic Livestock Handling Principles

Guidelines for Livestock Holding Facilities

Training Tips For Flighty, Very Excitable Animals (Antelope and Bison)

Recommended Trucking Practices

Loading and Unloading Animals Properly

Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport

Review of Literature on Transport of Cattle, Pigs, Sheep, Horses, Deer, and Poultry


Additional Links

Link to Temple Grandin's video collection on Livestock Handling
Temple Grandin Research Gate Site: Social networking for scientists
Cattle Handling tips - Facilities: YouTube Video
Colorado State University.: Access to research done at Colorado State University on meat safety, genetics, and behavior.
Beef Quality Assurance: Contains guidelines on cattle handling and transport from the National Cattleman's Beef Association.
Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO): This is the organization that trains animal welfare auditors for farm animals.
Animalhandling.org: Contains guidelines for animal welfare at meat plants from the North American Meat Institute.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Guidelines for animal welfare during slaughter, euthanasia, and depopulation for disease control.
OIE World Animal Health Organization, Terrestrial Animal Health Code: Contains international health and welfare guidelines.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Animal welfare guidelines.
USDA: Animal and plant health inspection service publication on the animal welfare act.
LibrarySpot: This is an index to many library sources.
The National Cattleman's Beef Association: This website contains information on many subjects and links to other internet resources.
The National Pork Producers Council: This website contains just about everything there is to know about pigs and pork, from industry news and education to recipes.
American Society of Animal Science: Access articles published in the Journal of Animal Science.
National Agriculture Library: Search the extensive agricola database of scientific articles at the National Agriculture Library.
CAB: Gatewayto their database of scientific articles.
Scientific organization of Australia: A large database on agricultural research.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture: Index to extensive information on livestock.
More great links on the index page of the Animal Welfare section of this website.


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