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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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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




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Other titles:Transportation of veal calves in Switzerland
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 13:15
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 16:02
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281/a000213
PubMed ID:21728164

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