OIE - Welfare of Working Equids

OIE-WORLD ORGANISATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH Terrestrial Animal Health Code Chapter 7.12- Welfare of Working Equids In many countries, working equids, used for transport and traction, contribute directly and indirectly to households' livelihoods and benefit communities as a whole. Working equids may be of direct or indirect use in production and commercial activities. Specifically, they contribute to agricultural production and food security by transporting, for instance, water and fodder for other livestock, firewood and other daily needs to the homestead and agricultural products to the market. They provide draught power for agricultural work and transport. They may supply manure, milk, meat and hides for household use or income. The welfare of these working equids is often poor because their owners lack sufficient resources to meet their needs or have insufficient knowledge of the appropriate care of equids. Certain working contexts, such as working in construction industries or in harsh environments, may present a particular risk to their welfare.

Revista aTracción nº1

The Spanish Association of Animal Traction - The Esteva (ANTA - La Esteva ) periodically publishes the journal 'aTracción', on topics related to modern animal traction . It is available for free on its website.
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