Is it fit to load?

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Follow the link for your free hard copy or PDF copy of the National Guide to the Selection of Animals Fit to Transport (2012). The Standards replace the individual state/territory livestock transport provisions of the Australian model codes of practice so there are now the same rules nationwide for livestock transport. The guide has been produced to assist everyone meet their legal obligations under the new Standards.

Page 2 outlines the type of animal that is not fit to transport. Weak, emaciated, lame, blind, injured or painful/distressed animals and heavily pregnant females are not fit to transport unless under the direct guidance of a veterinarian. Any animal in your vehicle is under your care and is therefore your physical, ethical and legal responsibility. Animals that are not fit to load, should remain on the property of origin and be attended by the local veterinarian OR transported to a veterinary clinic directly if instructed to do so by the veterinarian.