Effects of Trailer Design on Animal Welfare Parameters and Carcass and Meat Quality of Three Pietrain Crosses Transported over a Long Distance

The pot-belly trailer had no adverse effects of pig welfare or meat quality in a study reported by researchers based in Canada and Spain. Pietrain-cross pigs (50 per cent Pietrain) were more susceptible to transport stress but pork quality was acceptable, provided they did not carry the halothane gene.
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