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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Transporting and Handling of Dogs - Holding Area Conditions

Ventilation must be provided in any animal holding area, by means of windows, doors, vents, or air conditioning. Auxiliary ventilation, such as exhaust fans, vents, fans, blowers, or air conditioners must be used in any animal holding area when the temperature is 85 degrees F or higher. Sufficient protection must be provided to keep the dog dry during rain or snow.



The holding area where dogs are placed between flights should ____.

A) have adequate ventilation

Yes, holding areas must have adequate ventilation and temperature control.

B) be listed on the dog's flight itinerary

No, holding areas must have adequate ventilation and temperature control.

C) be free of people or other animal kennels

No, holding areas must have adequate ventilation and temperature control.

 
This lesson is designed for airport personnel who have the responsibility for the care of dogs and handling of kennels during air travel. After reviewing this lesson you will understand many factors that can improve the safety of dogs during air travel and increase the likelihood that the dogs will arrive healthy at their final destination. These factors involve the appropriate care and handling of dogs and kennels under both normal and extreme conditions.


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