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Introduction

Driving any vehicle brings with it a great deal of responsibility, and livestock drivers, in particular, require specialist knowledge and skills. Not only do they need to know about vehicle and road transport regulations, but also how to protect the welfare of animals in their care.

The purpose of this guide is to provide the key facts and figures which are essential for every livestock driver. This guide deals with the handling and transport of cattle, sheep and pigs. It does not cover the handling and transport of poultry, or the specialist air, rail and sea transport of livestock.

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