Transportation and exportation of live animals - welfare and guidelines

Transport of a live cow in Burkina Faso

1. Herrel, A. and van der Meijden, a. (2014) An analysis of the live reptile and amphibian trade in the USA compared to the global trade in endangered species. The Herpetological Journal, 24 (2), pp. 103-110

2. McCorkell, R. et al. (2013) Transport versus on-farm slaughter of bison: physiological stress, animal welfare, and avoidable trim losses. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 54(8), pp. 769-774

3. Faucitano, L. (2013) Causes, effects of pig stress during transportation. Pig Progress, 29(6), pp. 8-10

4. DEFRA (2012) Live transport: welfare regulations [online]. Available from [accessed 21/10/2013]

5. Compassion in World Farming - live transport & live export [online]. Available from [accessed 21/10/2013]



A selection of references from CAB Abstracts database on the transportation and exportation of live animals - welfare and guidelines, is available to download from our 'Related documents' box.

Books available to borrow from the Library

Marchant-Forde, J.N. (ed.) (2009) The welfare of pigs. [s.l.]: Springer

Animal Transportation Association [AATA] (2000) AATA manual for the transporation of live animals. Redhill: T.C. Harris

Grandin, T. (ed.) (2000) Livestock handling and transport. Wallingford: CAB International


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