Module 21: Animals' Fitness to Travel (1926)
Public and Corporate Practice |  USDA NVAP Renewal Modules
Saturday |  3:00 PM -  3:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217B

 

Speaker(s)

Elizabeth Pannill DVM
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

Dr. Pannill is currently a Veterinary Medical Officer with USDA APHIS Animal Care. She has been with USDA APHIS since 1989 and with Animal Care since 1991 . Prior to joining USDA APHIS , Dr. Pannill was in small animal and mixed animal practices in east and central Texas. Dr. Pannill received her BA degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975 , BS degree Texas A&M University in 1981 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1983.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1

Description

This module discusses the role of the veterinarian when evaluating the fitness of livestock for movement. Veterinarians will learn about various assessments (visual, ambulation, body condition, etc.) to perform on bovine, small ruminant, swine, equine, and deer to determine whether the animal is healthy enough to transport. Finally, steps that can be taken to make livestock transportation more comfortable for the animal and safer for the handlers will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the role of the accredited veterinarian when evaluating the fitness of an animal to travel

2. Describe how to perform an inspection or examination of an animal to determine if it is able to be transported

3. Explain steps that can be taken to make livestock transportation more comfortable and safe for animals