Tag: livestock

manual handling

Manual handling

Farming is a very physical occupation and workers can injure themselves by lifting heavy loads such as chemicals, fertiliser, hay bales, calves, buckets, equipment, and also while handling animals. Most…
q fever sheep and shearing

Q fever

Q fever is an infection that produces flu-like symptoms in humans but shows little or no symptoms in animals. It is most commonly transmitted by inhaling infected dusts and contaminated…
leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by the Leptospira bacteria.  People can catch Leptospirosis when they come in contact with the urine or birth products from infected animals. This disease is…

Hand washing

Washing your hands is one of the simplest, yet most effective, things you can do to protect your health and the health of others. Farmers come in contact with many…
Anthrax

Anthrax

Anthrax is a bacterial disease that targets sheep, cattle and other hoofed herbivores (grass eating animals) like goats and horses. Occasionally anthrax infects humans.  Anthrax is a rare hazard for…

Children and animals

Children get great enjoyment from farm life and naturally gravitate towards animals. However, animals can cause injuries and children need to be taught the dangers of being around livestock and…
animal handling

Animal handling

Handling animals like cattle, sheep, poultry, dogs and horses is a way of life on many farms. All animals behave differently and some animals are for production or as working…