Development of training tools for the swine sector on the transportation of weakened animals


Fact sheet (in French)

Building and livestock management

Aim / objectives:
Develop training tools and checklists to show and explain the changes to the Weakened Animals Policy of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and make certain that the same information is available to all, producers, stakeholders, transporters and swine slaughterhouses in Quebec.
  • Develop video content, a PowerPoint training module incorporating these videos, a checklist, poster memory aid and an explanatory note on the CFIA's Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) in order to make producers, stakeholders, transporters and abattoirs aware of the good practices for the transport of weakened animals;
  • Update the Decision Tree on transporting weakened animals;
  • Explain the policy on the transport of weakened animals, using these tools to facilitate the corresponding decision-making process;
  • Disseminate the developed materials throughout the whole Quebec swine sector;
  • Videos and training materials on these themes:
    • Techniques and key indicators to judge whether an animal is weakened or not, and the severity of its condition
    • Techniques to determine whether the animal can be transported, if the transport must be postponed or whether the animal should be euthanized on-farm
    • Techniques for transporting weakened animals (if need be) plus measures to prevent this problem

Project Manager:
Geneviève Berthiaume