Bedding Management and Air Quality on Livestock Vessels - A Literature Review

Project Code:  W.LIV.0290

Year of Published: 2016

This review looks at the research studies conducted over the past 15 years into air quality and bedding management for improving environmental conditions on livestock vessels. 

This review looks at the research studies conducted over the past 15 years into air quality and bedding management for improving environmental conditions on livestock vessels. 

The review is divided into three sections focusing on air quality and environmental monitoring (temperature, pad moisture and emissions), bedding management (management strategies and ventilation), and the issue of reporting (advances in environmental monitoring technology). 

Keywords: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Dairy, On-board/transport, Transport, Heat stress/Ventilation, Regulation, ASEL, Mortalilty, Performance, bovine respiratory disease

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