First Schedule


Form for Certificate of fitness for transport of animals

This Certificate should be completed and signed by a qualified veterinary doctor

Date and time of examination _________________

Species __________________

Number of Trucks/railways Wagons _____________________

Number of Cattle __________________ Sex _____________ 

Age _________________ Identification ________________

Breed (giving characteristics): Area where it is found with status regarding general resistance and heat tolerance

Individual Features of the animal :

Body colour __________________ Height ________________

Body weight (approx) _____________ Animal length ______________

Breadth (measured between pelvic bones) ____________________

Colour of the eyes _______________________________

Shape of the horns _____________________________

General conditions (like fleshy, bony projections) ____________

History of the animal, feed status, whether or not sign of anorexia/ diarrhoea _______________________________________

Health Status:

  • Record Body Temperature __________________________
  • Examine eyes for bulging or protrusion of eyeball, blindness, corneal opacity and specify _____________
  • Condition of skin, (including signs of dehydration, injuries), check for presence of warts on the skin _____________________ _
  • Ears: Examine ears-( check for animal body response to hearing, check for any infection, inflammation or secretion (a) excess of wax, blood or any fluid) ____________________________ _
  • Examine sub maxillary area for swelling (for any abnormality or pain)
  • Check for status of pregnancy of female animal if yes - which stage (1st, 2nd or 3rd stage) _____________ 
  • Examine udder and teats and specify ______________
    • Relative size of quarters ______________
    • Check for signs of swelling/atrophy/fibrous ____________ 
    • Induration on palpation of individual quarter and specify
    • Check teat canal for teat tumour or fibrosis of teat canal and specify ______________
  • If female - check for sign of vaginal discharge on examination of the vulva and specify _____________
  • In male-check testicles-size, any sign of penis-injury, abrasions on the sheath, discharges to be recorded __________________ _
  • Sign of abdominal pain (check for gait or posture of the animal. check for signs of abdominal distention, left flank to be checked for rumen examination (full, empty, tympany) Examine mouth and specify
    • Detail dentition _________________________
    • Specify-evidence of tooth damage ________________ broken or worn incisors. 
  • Respiratory system:
    • Record respiration rate ___________________
    • Auscultation & specify for signs of dyspnoea, respiratory distress and specify _____________
  • In cows possessing horns-check and specify:
    • Shape of horns _______________________________
    • Number of horn rings _________________________
    • Any difference in the direction __________________
    • Or appearance of two horns __________________
  • Examine ribs for fracture and specify _____________
  • Examine abdominal wall for presence of ventral or umbilical hernia and specify _____________
  • Examine limbs and joints for bony enlargements or synovial distensions & specify, check for signs of lameness and specify.
  • Any indications of the foot soreness, excessive wear of soles or laminitis _____________
  • Examine circulatory system:
  • Specify pulse rate _____________________
  • Check for presence of oedema of dependent portion or ascites and specify ______________________________
  • Transported from __________________ to _______________ via _____________

I hereby certify that I have read the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules, 2001.

  • That, at the request of (consignor) I have examined the above mentioned cattle in the goods vehicle/railway wagons not more than 12 hours before their departure.
  • That each cattle appeared to be in a fit condition to travel by rail! road and is not showing any signs of infectious or contagious or parasitic disease and that it has been vaccinated against rinderpest and any other infectious or contagious or parasitic disease (s).
  • That the cattle were adequately fed and watered for the purpose of the journey.
  • That the cattle have been vaccinated.
    • Type of vaccine _______________
    • Date of vaccination ______________

Examine inter-digital space for any lesions, check and specify

Signed _______________

Address _______________

Qualifications ____________

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