FAQs

Equine Transport

 

Should the horse be in quarantine?

This will vary depending on the individual quarantine procedures and regulations of each country.

Should the horses undertake any examinations ahead of the flight?

A significant amount of preparation goes into planning each flight, ensuring all examinations, vaccinations and paperwork is complete including permits, negative EIA (Coggins) test, a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI or health certificate) is required for horses travelling into the US. Horses must also test negative for vesicular stomatitis and be vaccinated for both Eastern and Western equine encephalitis.

Are there different requirements for different countries? 

Regulations and procedures vary depending on the destination. Our professional team has an in-depth knowledge of IATA’s Live Animals Regulations (LAR) – the worldwide standard for transporting live animals by commercial airlines. We can also offer clients advice on quarantine regulations in different countries, and ensure that all of the necessary paper work is prepared well ahead of the flight date.

What documents are essential?

Horses must have a current Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) passport to travel. All relevant quarantine procedures and vaccinations must be complete in-line with IATA, ATA legislation and the country destination regulations in plenty of time ahead of the flight.

How is my horse taken care of during flight? 

Our team of IATA registered professional grooms are on-hand to look after the horses throughout the entire journey, ensuring they ate tended to, keeping them calm and ensuring they have plenty of water and hay.

Do horses experience jet-lag from flying? 

Horses, much like humans can suffer from jet-lag owing to the time difference of some international flights.

Livestock Transport

How many cattle can fit in an Aircraft?

This figure will vary depending on the average weight of the Animals.

How many can fit into a crate?

We adhere to the IATA regulations set out with regards to space requirements.

What type of stalls will be used?

Depending on the weight and type of animals Single, Double or Triple Tier stalls will be used in-line with IATA regulations.

How do you load them into the stalls?

We have a team of expert Intradco Professional AVI attendants on hand for all loading.

How long does it take to load the animals? 

This varies depending on the number of animals being transported, our expert AVI attendants and ground staff are on-hand to load and unload all animals safely.

Animal Transport

When transporting day-old chicks, how many travel in each box?

This depends on the shipment and the dimensions of the boxes being used.

How many boxes of day old chicks can you stack?

This depends on the aircraft, the shipment and the dimensions of the boxes being used.

How do you transport big cats? 

Unusual and specialist shipments such as exotics and zoo animals require specially built equipment for transportation and relocation projects. We work closely with global organisations and conservation groups to ensure the equipment is to IATA and ATA regulations providing the animals with a safe, secure and comfortable environment to travel in.

How do you transport large wildlife such as giraffe? 

Larger specifies such as giraffe are transported in Boeing-747 and Boeing-777 models owing to their size. Each project requires meticulous planning. Our dedicated team work with airlines and handlers to custom-build loading bays and specialist stalls to accommodate their occupants.

Equipment

What equipment is used to load Livestock into Crates?

Specialised ramps are used to load from the truck into the crate which will be on a Dollie and/or raised platform.

How are birds and fowl transported? 

Our specialist team build disposable bird boxes of one, two or three tiers. The number of animals per box depends on the size and weight of the birds. Further information on the types of equipment we use can be found on our equipment page.