Module 20: Slaughter Horse Transport (1924)
Public and Corporate Practice |  USDA NVAP Renewal Modules
Monday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217B

 

Speaker(s)

Joseph Astling
USDA APHIS


Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1

Description

This module explains why horses need to be relatively healthy before transport due to the physiological stress they will endure while being shipped long distances. Veterinarians will learn where to find current health and transport regulations for the interstate movement and international export of horses. The conditions that would make a horse unfit to travel to slaughter will be reviewed, as well as an overview of how to perform physical exams and assessments to determine a horse's fitness to travel. Finally, various recommendations that can be shared with owners and shippers to ensure their horses arrive at their destination within the legal regulatory framework will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

1. Find current health and well-being regulations for the interstate movement and international export of horses for slaughter

2. Explain why horses need to be healthy to be able to withstand transport due to the physiological stress they will endure while being shipped long distances

3. List conditions that would make a horse unfit to travel