This page provides background information and practical knowledge on the need for climate control and space allowance during transport of pigs. How do these affect pig welfare, and how can welfare problems be limited in practice?

This page describes the importance of thermal control during transport, and guidance for actions to take:

  • Thermal comfort zone
  • Cold weather
  • Hot weather

Importance of space allowance during transport and related recommendations are described in terms of:

  • Space and welfare
  • Space requirements
  • Deck heights

An educational video on good and better practices in pig transport was provided by the Animal Transport Guides project:

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