Mortality and morbidity risk factors for livestock during sea transport from Australia

Project Code:  LIVE.0216

Year of Published: 2003

This study analysed the existing causes of mortality and morbidity of cattle, sheep and goats within the livestock export industry.

This study analysed the existing causes of mortality and morbidity of cattle, sheep and goats within the livestock export industry. The report outlines causes of morbidity and mortality of livestock prior to loading as well as during voyages and includes; the cause of death and contributing factors, the port of loading, season (time of year) and species. The major cause of death in sheep and goats was salmonellosis and inanition and heat stroke in cattle. 

Keywords: Cattle, Goats, Dairy, On-board/transport, Domestic, Disease, Transport

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