Checklist for animal transport


Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

  • Knowledge about humane transport of animals
  • Knowledge of the species
  • Knowledge of animal handling
  • Contingency plan
  • Clean equipment/biosecurity
  • Animals assessed prior to transport
  • Assess if special handling is required
  • Consider factors that affect transport:
    • condition of the animal
    • space requirements
    • ventilation
    • secure footing
    • compatibility with others
    • expected time in transport
    • foreseeable delays
    • weather conditions and changes
    • driving conditions
    • type and condition of transport equipment
    • optimal animal handling
  • Plan for animal monitoring plan during transport
  • Records:
    • animal transport record
    • feed, water and rest information
    • transfer of care


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