Investigations by country:

14. December 2022

Poland: Live transport inspections together with the Road Transport Police (ITD)

Our team watches the road for live transports together with the Polish road transport police (ITD).

Our team again joins the Road Transport Police (ITD) for animal welfare inspections of live transports. This time we are inspecting live transports crossing Eastern Poland. Two days of joint inspections resulted in interesting observations. Despite very cold weather we inspected national as well as and long-distance transports of live animals.

The…

31. October 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report October: Farm Animal Service

Dobruchna: We are trimming the hooves of a lame mare.

This month, our FAS team starts with their work on a farm in Dobruchna. Here, we are looking after a limping mare. During trimming we find an abscess in one of her hooves. Also, on the next farm in Skorzeszyce, another mare is suffering from an abscess. We clean and disinfect the wounds.

Next, we are on our way to Sieradowice. Here, we are…

19. October 2022

Joint live transport inspections with the Polish road transport police (ITD)

Together with the Polish road transport police IDT our team is on the lookout for live transports.

Our team is driving to Gorzow in Western Poland to join the road transport police (ITD) for animal welfare inspections of live transports. During two shifts, we inspect six vehicles in total.

Among them, two trucks with German pigs being transported for slaughter, two vehicles with Danish piglets on board on journeys exceeding 8 hours for further…

30. September 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report September: Farm Animal Service

Stara Slupia: After shortening the overgrown claws of this mother cow, she can walk without pain again.

This month is very busy for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team. We start our work on two farms in Debniak. There we trim the hooves of five horses. Afterwards, we are driving to a farm in Czastkow. We are happy to see that the owner has finished building a new stable. Currently, he is using it for storage, but soon he will build boxes so that his…

31. August 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report August: Farm Animal Service

Paprocice: This mare is still used for working the field.

In August our Farm Animal Service team starts their work on a farm in Paprocice. There, we trim the hooves of two mares who are still used for work on the field since the owner does not have a tractor. During our inspection he tells us that he is contemplating to sell the animals and replace them with a machine, since he is getting older and…

31. July 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report July: Farm Animal Service

Wola Zamkowa: Our FAS-team is looking after the hooves of this 30-year-old horse. He is very calm and friendly.

In July, our Farm Animal Service team (FAS)  start their work on a farm in Wola Zamkowa. There we trim the hooves of a 30 year old gelding. Despite his age, still he is in good shape. He is calm during trimming and picks up his legs very well.

Next, our FAS-team receives three phone calls from different farmers to care for several lame animals. On…

30. June 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report June: Farm Animal Service

Our FAS team is trimming the overgrown claws of several cows.

Summer arrived in Poland much earlier than usual. Therefore, in June it is already very hot. The temperature climbs up to extraordinarily high 34 °C. This makes the work for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team more challenging. The heat and aggressive horse bitterns are tormenting both humans and animals. Moreover, is especially hard for the animals…

31. May 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report May: Farm Animal Service

Szerzawy: We are cutting the overgrown claws of several cows.

This month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is starting their work looking after several cows. We start our first visit on a farm in Szerzawy. There we trim the claws of three cows. Their claws are heavily overgrown. The claws of the rest of the herd seem to be in a good condition. Usually, the farmer ensures that his animals are getting their…

30. April 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report April: Farm Animal Service

Sieradowice: A mare is suffering from scabies. Our team is here to help.

April is a busy month for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team. We start our work on a farm in Bodzentyn where a horse had an accident. The horse cut his tongue with hay-bale string. Unfortunately, there is nothing our team can do to help. The horse needs medical assistance, and we advise the owner to call a veterinarian immediately.

Next, we are on…