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an essential part of the livestock industries. It is an expensive on-cost to a farming enterprise. It also represents a source of contact infection and of stress and reduced resistance to infection, and of shrinkage in animals, from 4% to 9% in cattle transported long distances over 3 to 4 days.
Codes of ethics and guidelines for structure and use of transportation facilities are enforced in many countries.