24/27 June, 2014. Italy/Slovenia
Specific learning objectives
The course allowed participants to achieve the necessary skills to:
- interpret relevant EU legislation and international framework (as the OIE guidelines);
- apply scientific basis for proper transport of the animals (animal behaviour, concept of stress and its implication in the quality of the meat, animal physiology in particular drinking and feeding needs);
- check transport conditions and records (fitness for transport, vehicle standards, space allowances, temperatures, travelling time limits, tachographs and navigation systems etc.);
- manage practical aspects of handling of animals (loading and unloading activities) and emergency care for animals during transport;
- assess the design of vehicles facilities (density, drinking devices, headroom, ramps of access, stalls when required, etc…);
- identify best solutions to achieve the requirements on control posts;
- facilitate the monitoring and proper enforcement of relevant animal welfare requirements during the transport.
The course also provided practical training inspection in control posts complying with EU animal welfare requirements.