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LATSA 2.1 monitoring and validating model
Project Code:  W.LIV.0283

Year Published: 2014

The Livestock Air Transport Safety Assessment (LATSA) software program estimates the generation of key physiological data such as heat, moisture, and carbon dioxide from livestock during transportation by aircraft. The LATSA software provides a tool for exporters to assist with planning for the safe transport of livestock by air to export standards.

The information used to predict heat, moisture and carbon dioxide production inside an aircraft hold is however based on theoretical data. Little real time data exists for the environments that are being modelled. The purpose of this project was to validate the predictions of the LATSA 2.0 software through the acquisition of real time data.

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Refining Stocking Densities
Project Code:  W.LIV.0253

Year Published: 2013

This research project was undertaken to address the knowledge gap that exists regarding the effects of stocking density on the welfare outcomes of cattle and sheep during sea transport.

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Review of ASEL Scoping Study - Export of Sheep from Southern Ports to the Middle East in Winter Months
Project Code:  W.LIV.0284

Year Published: 2013

This report provides a review of the current knowledge relating to the preparation of sheep for export from southern ports in the Australian winter months, including summarising relevant industry statistics, RD&E, government mortality event investigations and regulatory provisions.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2012
Project Code:  W.LIV.0285

Year Published: 2013

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2012 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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Investigating Incidence of Scabby Mouth during Live Export
Project Code:  W.LIV.0275

Year Published: 2012

This study was undertaken to review the protocols for scabby mouth vaccination currently in place for sheep travelling to Middle Eastern markets from Australia. The report makes recommendations regarding vaccination strategies and related procedures as well as areas of focus for the industry in the future. 

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Standard Operating Procedures for the Welfare of Sheep in Overseas Markets
Project Code:  SOP for Welfare of Sheep in Overseas Markets

Year Published: 2012

This manual describes the use of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to meet animal welfare standards for sheep from vessel discharge through to the point of slaughter in overseas markets. The manual details the SOP for: animal handling, land transport, feedlot operations, lairage and slaughter.

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Review of Sheep Pre-Embarkation Inspection Procedures
Project Code:  W.LIV.0171

Year Published: 2012

The objective of the study was to conduct a review of sheep inspection procedures during the pre-export preparation phases that occur between the vendor property and port for live sheep exports from South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.

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National Livestock Export Industry Shipboard Performance Report 2011
Project Code:  W.LIV.0281

Year Published: 2012

This report provides summary information about mortalities in sheep and cattle during sea transport from Australia in 2011 to allow industry, government and others to monitor mortality trends in the live sheep and cattle trades.

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"Is It Fit To Load?" Guide
Project Code:  Is it fit to load?

Year Published: 2012

This illustrative guide is designed to assist producers, agents, buyers, transporters meet their legal obligations under the Australian Animal Welfare Standards for the Land Transport of Livestock.

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Management of Unfit to Load Livestock Manual
Project Code:  Management of unfit to load livestock

Year Published: 2011

This manual was designed to assist in standardising the approach to the treatment and management of animals that are identified as sick, injured, weak or physiologically unsuitable for transport and to ensure animal welfare is optimised.

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