Each EURCAW-Pigs dossier addresses the following items: "Legislation", "Welfare indicators", "Knowledge", "Inspiring examples" and "Training courses". This dossier is based on EURCAW-Pigs’ “Review of fitness for transport of pigs”. key focus areas during inspections of fitness for transport can be distinguished, based on their central roles in the description of fitness for transport in Council Regulation (EC 1/2005). Animals that should not be considered fit for transport are those: (1) presenting signs of pathological processes and (2) having physiological weaknesses.
Transporting cull sows to the abattoir includes specific welfare risks that are associated e.g. with the higher weight (> 250 kg) and reduced fitness associated with the reasons for culling. For this purpose, a specific knowledge section is added to the dossier. This is based on the corresponding "Review of transport of sows" developed by EURCAW-Pigs.
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