Abstracts: Description of a novel fatigue syndrome of finished feedlot cattle following transportation

Ensuring appropriate animal welfare is a high priority for the beef industry, and poorly defined abnormalities in the mobility of cattle at abattoirs have gained considerable attention recently.

During the summer of 2013, abattoirs throughout the United States reported concerns about nonambulatory or slow and difficult to move cattle and cattle that sloughed hoof walls.

This report describes various cattle that developed these mobility problems soon after arrival at an abattoir. Continue reading Abstracts: Description of a novel fatigue syndrome of finished feedlot cattle following transportation

Handling and welfare of bovine livestock at local abattoirs in Bangladesh

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) allows rope casting and the tying of legs for nonhuman animal slaughter without stunning. The handling and welfare of bovine livestock (Bos indicus and Bubalus bubalis) were studied in 8 local abattoirs in 5 districts of Bangladesh. A total of 302 animals were evaluated. At the local abattoirs, approximately . . . → Read More: Handling and welfare of bovine livestock at local abattoirs in Bangladesh