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Information Resources for Livestock and Poultry Handling and Transport

1990-1998

AWIC Resources Series No. 4
December 1998

Updates: Transport and Handling of Livestock and Poultry, 1994

Editor:
Jennifer O' Driscoll, M.S.

Featured article by:
Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Published by:
United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
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Graphic:  map of livestock pens

National Agricultural Library Cataloging Record:
Information resources for livestock and poultry handling and transport 1990-1998.
(AWIC resource series no. 4)
1. Livestock -- Handling -- Bibliography. 2. Livestock -- Behavior -- Bibliography. 3. Poultry -- Handling -- Bibliography. 4. Livestock -- Transportation -- Bibliography. 5. Poultry -- Transportation -- Bibliography.
I. O'Driscoll, Jennifer. II. Animal Welfare Information Center (U.S.) III. Title.
aHV4701.A94 no.4


About the cover: The diagram of the bovine flight zone is by Temple Grandin (©1980). The photograph of a cattle round-up at Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Station in Montana is by Jack Dykinga (K3908-1/USDA-ARS).

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Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

How to Use This Document

Article

Bibliographies and Audiovisuals

Internet Resources

Organizations

Guidelines

Document Delivery Information


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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Temple Grandin, Ph.D., from Colorado State University, for providing her article on assessment of livestock stress published previously in the Journal of Animal Science, and also for sharing her extensive knowledge of the resources available in this field. Thank you also to the livestock and poultry organizations that contributed information to this project.

Thanks are also due to David Farr and D'Anna Jensen for invaluable computer assistance.


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Introduction

Information Resources for Livestock and Poultry Handling and Transport was developed by the Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library (NAL), in an effort to provide a current guide to the scholarly information available on the handling and transport of farm animals.

Techniques used to move livestock, whether on the home farm, up the loading ramp of a long-distance transport truck, or down a raceway at the packing plant, have tended to be more a matter of habit and tradition than a subject for scientific investigation. In recent years, however, the prime importance of efficient and humane handling practices has become more widely recognized. Researchers in the fields of animal science and applied ethology have built up a substantial body of knowledge in this area, with one general conclusion -- proper handling is essential on both economic and animal welfare grounds.

This guide provides an entrance into that body of knowledge, which includes scientific journals, books, newsletters, conference proceedings, videotapes, the Internet, governmental and institutional guidelines, and the expertise of individuals and organizations.

The staff of the Animal Welfare Information Center hope that you find this publication to be a useful addition to your farm animal resources and welcome any comments for future editions.


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How to Use This Electronic Document

This publication is divided into seven sections: a full-text article bibliographies preceded by a full-text article, audiovisuals, internet resources, organizations, guidelines, and document delivery information for U.S. and foreign patrons.

*Note: In this electronic version, the bibliography and audiovisual sections have been combined into individual files according to animal: General, Cattle, Exotic and Other, Goats, Horses, Llamas, Poultry, Ratites, Sheep, and Swine.

Bibliography*

This section is preceded by an article written by a recognized authority in the field of livestock handling. Following the article is a comprehensive bibliography containing citations that are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the primary author. The reference section of the article may or may not overlap with the bibliographies. Each bibliographic entry contains the NAL call number if the particular source is available at the National Agricultural Library. Audiovisuals*

Livestock handling is a subject for which visual demonstration can be particularly useful. This annotated section describes the many videos and slide sets available pertaining to this topic. Most of the videos are in the NAL collection.

Internet Resources

This section cites currently available websites containing information pertinent to livestock handling and transport. The section is divided into two parts: webpages of individual and organizations, and full-text on-line documents and pamphlets.

Organizations

A number of organizations have shown an interest in livestock transport and handling issues. Information on how to contact each organization via a variety of electronic means and/or postal address is provided, as well as a brief description of the resources and services each offers.

Guidelines

This section cites some of the regulations and guidelines covering the handling and transport of livestock written by national and regional governments and non-profit and industry groups. It is not a comprehensive list.

Document Delivery Information

The information contained here provides directions on how to obtain copies of articles mentioned in the bibliography. There are separate directions for U.S. patrons and those readers outside the United States. All patrons are encouraged to use their local resources before contacting the National Agricultural Library. While the National Agricultural Library provides a variety of services to patrons around the world, videocassettes are not available for loan outside the United States and Canada.


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Return to:
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NOTE: Information Resources for Livestock and Poultry Handling and Transport may be viewed as one complete publication file [lvstfull.htm, 385 kb], or as individual chapter files [lvst chap.htm10 kb to 65 kb].


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