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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-48874

Hässig, M; Tschuor, A C; Jud, F; Spiess, B M; Schmidt, R (2011). Schlachtkälbertransporte in der Schweiz. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(7):330-334.

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Abstract

The analysis and optimization of transportation
routes of calves to slaughterhouses by means of a GIS
(geographical information system) route planning
and time limitation software for the fl eet management
in transportation industry was performed. As
basic data the farms (last locations of the calves) and
the slaughterhouses were available in each case with
addresses and coordinates. 150 data records from 258
veal calves could be evaluated. None of the calves was
transported longer than 6 hours. Therefore, in all cases
the Swiss law for animal protection was obeyed concerning
maximum length of transportation time. In
the road model, 82% of calves were transported too
far.
Keywords: meet calves, transportation, GIS

Other titles:Transportation of veal calves in Switzerland
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department > Division of Ophthalmology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals > Division of Herd Health
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
910 Geography & travel
Language:German
Date:2011
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 13:15
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 22:47
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281/a000213
PubMed ID:21728164
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