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Scabby mouth (Orf)

Scabby mouth is a disease caused by a virus that is common in sheep and goats and some other ruminants. This disease is referred to as contagious ecthyma, or orf…


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…
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Sheep and shearing

Sheep and shearing can create many hazards for farm workers as sheep can be unpredictable. Safe work practices and good training can avoid many mishaps. A safe working environment can…