47th Annual Conference - Overcoming the Challenges in Animal Transportation

Virtual conference May 18 to 20, 2021

As the world continued to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual in-person conference was held virtually for this 3-day event of educational sessions.  

Each species group highlighted trending topics with expert speakers and presentations.  The Planning Committee welcomed colleagues from around the world who represented their expertise in the various areas of live animal transportation to take advantage of education based on the latest cutting edge academic research, trending innovation and digitization and other current issues facing the animal transport industry.

Handling and transporting live animals is challenging. Ensuring that standards and best practices are in place around the world to protect the welfare of these animals when they travel is a key priority for to ATA’s Vision and Mission. 


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Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University The Impact of COVID-19 on Animal Welfare
Shanna Siegel, USDA APHIS USDA APHIS Veterinary Services’ Support of the International Movement of Live Animals During COVID
Sophia Fagan, The Aspinall Foundation The Aspinall Foundation – Conservation Charity Covid Challenges 
Andrea Gruber, IATA Transport of Live Animals in Times of Crisis – IATA insight
Patrick Sharp, Univ. of Calfornia, Merced Lab Animal Transport and Biosecurity – Comprehensive Design Elements including testing, sanitization/treatment and efficacy assessment 
Sam Quintelier, Brussels Airport Implementaion of the Anuimal Facility in Brussels
Geraldine Auston, Ag & Food Exchange, Ltd. Understanding Animal Transport Pressure Points
Dr. Kirstin Barnhart, Envigo Pandemic/Covid Challenges NHPs
Bobby Richey, US Embassy Beijing Trade with China
Jay Eaves, Biotrans Logistics Utilizing Data Analytics to drive Performance in Live Animal Transportation
Dr. Christopher Riley, Massey University  and Dr. Des Leadon, Irish Equine Centre Emergency Treatment of Horses in Transit (road and air transport)
Robert Quest, City of London Brexit - What now!
Lizanne Muller, Envigo Pandemic/Covid Challenges Dogs, Rabbits, Rodents


Approved virtual presentations are posted under the MEMBERS ONLY section of the website.