What happens when cattle get sick on board the vessel?

Depending on the type of illness the animal may have treatment will vary however the general procedure is:

  • Identify the animal and what is believed to be the issue or cause of the livestock’s concern.
  • If required, pull the animal out of its pen and move it to a hospital pen where it can be isolated and treated without being potentially injured more by other livestock in a confined space.
  • Each vessel is equipped with a range of medicines that the stockman will administer to the animal as required.
  • Continue to monitor and treat the animal accordingly.