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18October2018

Germany | Bad Waldsee | Transport of unweaned calves from Germany to Spain

In the beginning of October, AWF|TSB team drives 1160 km for more than 22 hours, trailing a truck which is transporting young German calves from Bad Waldsee (south of Germany) to a calf assembly centre in Vic (northern Spain). The youngest calf is just 15 days old.As victims of the German dairy industry (the main European milk producer), thousands…

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31August2018

Poland | Bodzentyn| Monthly report August cattle & horse markets

This month, our Polish team has visited animal markets 5 times. The number of animals remains very low. We have noticed one cow with overgrown hooves and one pony with laminitis. The mare has big problems walking. She was supposed to be sold to a slaughterhouse owned by an Italian. However, one of our Polish colleagues decides to rescue her. She…

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18August2018

Poland | Voivodship swietokrzyskie | Monthly report August FAS

This month, our Polish farriers have visited 19 farms, some several times. They have trimmed hooves of 11 horses, claws of 2 cows and of a few goats. Our team has been called twice to lame horses. The reasons of lameness were an abscess in a stallion’s hoof and a small stone in a mare’s hoof. A new farmer has decided to sign the contract and joins…

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31July2018

Poland | Voivodship Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report July: Farm Animal Service

Our farriers have visited 17 farms, trimmed 10 horses and 1 cow. They have also dewormed one mare. Two new contracts were signed. New participants of the FAS programme are requested to fulfill several tasks. For example, in Szerzawy the farmer needs to fix and clean stable windows and dog’s kennel. Our team has been asked to check a lame mare in…

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31July2018

Poland | Bodzentyn| Monthly Report July: Cattle & Horse markets

Being regularly present on the animal market in Bodzentyn for the last 15 years, we see that this place has changed a lot during last three years. The new mayor with a better approach, new market staff, new Veterinary Inspector and finally the big effort of our Polish team who regularly report all the infringements to the local Veterinary…

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26July2018

Germany | Osnabrück | Training on road inspections on the A 30

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During road inspections on the highway A 30 nine animal transports loaded with Turkeys, chicken, pigs, calves and horses are inspected. A transporter is on the way to The Netherlands to load mink for a mink farm in Greece. There are concerns about the crates and loading conditions and thus we inform Eyes on Animals (NL), who right away send a team…

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26July2018

Germany | Osnabrück | training on animal transport

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The police in Osnabrück has invited neighboring police inspections and official veterinarians to a training on animal transport. Beside the expert on animal transport Dr. Alexander Rabitsch, we are invited to share our observations and findings on long distance transports.

 

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23July2018

Uruguay | Blood farm “Biomega SA” | Blood mares

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Near the Biomega blood farm, a group of 300 mares is moved by two gauchos on horseback on a stony gravel road. They are on the way to a nearby pasture. The horses’ condition is variable: some look healthy, on first glance, and have an adequate body weight, while others are extremely emaciated. The horses have neglected hooves, some with cracks, and…

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23July2018

Argentina | Province of Buenos Aires | Blood farm “Syntex SA” | Blood extraction

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From 8:15 until 10:30, more than 200 pregnant mares go through the blood extraction procedure. They are moved through the raceways and into the restraint boxes by brute force. The mares are hit with iron hooks, including on their heads, and poked in sensitive body parts. Wooden sticks are also used. Once they are inside the restraint box, the…

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