iv) flooring must be suitable • This requires greater definition.
Eg, non slip? Rubber coated? (Is this sentence necessary given SB8.8?) HORSE SA ABN 80 915 482 672 v) regular assessments must be made that the horses are fit for the remainder of the intended journey • ie every 5 hours at time of offering water? v) horses must be spelled for 24 hours before starting another journey. • It states: “Livestock can travel for a time period up to the limits for time off water specified in the species chapters of Part B, and then they must be given a mandatory spell with sufficient space to all lie down, access to water and food, before starting a further journey.
This spell is usually performed off a vehicle but may be performed on a stationary vehicle if provisions are met.” This does not give the horses the opportunity to restore hoof circulation (so as to reduce the risk of laminitis or founder in susceptible horses). SB8.3 If horses have been off water for 24 hours, they must be spelled for 12 hours before starting another journey.
If lactating mares, foals and pregnant mares known to be more than 7.5 months pregnant excluding the last 4 weeks, have been off water for 12 hours, they must be spelled for 12 hours before starting another journey. • Disagree with being off water for 24 hours. SB8.4 Mares known to be in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy must be transported under veterinary advice unless the journey is less than 4 hours. • Change wording to: “Mares known to be in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy can be transported only under veterinary advice unless the journey is less than 4 hours. “ SB8.5 Horses kept in yards for more than 12 hours or that will be transported for more than 12 hours must be provided with water and feed and space to lie down before loading. • Agree SB8.6 Foals and young horses being transported for more than 5 hours must have sufficient space to suckle and lie down. • Agree – provided there is some way of ensuring they will not be trampled. HORSE SA ABN 80 915 482 672 SB8.7 Moderate to severely lame horses of lameness score 4 and 5 (as specified in Table B8.2) must not be transported unless veterinary advice is obtained. • Add: “and they are accompanied by a signed veterinary statement.” SB8.8 All vehicles must be constructed in a way that ensures each horse stall or pen can be accessed easily for feeding, watering and visual inspection.
All vehicles must contain nonslip flooring and walls of sufficient strength to withstand horse activity. • Floor to have rubber coating. SB8.9 Fully enclosed, environmentally controlled vehicles must have effective ventilation, with fans and other equipment providing at least 12 air changes per hour. • Agree
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