One of the many roles of an accredited veterinarian is to evaluate livestock before they are transported commercially, to a sales venue, or to slaughter. This module describes how to assess an animal’s fitness to travel and explains the appropriate action that should be taken for animals that are found unfit for transport. This module also discusses suggestions that can be made to the livestock producer to enhance the general well-being of animals during transport.
After completion of this module, an accredited veterinarian will be able to
- discuss the role of the accredited veterinarian when evaluating the fitness of an animal to travel;
- describe how to perform an inspection or examination of an animal to determine if it is able to be transported; and
- explain steps that can be taken to make livestock transportation more comfortable and safe for animals.
Completion of this module is estimated to take 50 minutes but will vary depending on your familiarity with the material.