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Stress and farming – coping tips
Living and working in rural Australia can be very rewarding. However, farming can also be stressful. There are the everyday issues of family life, balancing...
March 20, 2017
Sleep problems - insomnia
Insomnia is when you have difficulty falling asleep, or getting back to sleep if you wake in the night. Most people at some stage in their lives have...
March 20, 2017
Fatigue
Fatigue can lead to serious risks for farmers. Fatigue can have both physical and mental causes and can be described as a feeling of constant tiredness or...
March 20, 2017
Scabies
Scabies is caused by small mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) that penetrate into the skin. These mites are too small to see, but cause the skin to become very itchy...
March 20, 2017
Dermatitis (eczema)
Dermatitis (also called eczema) is a skin condition which is common among farmers. This type of dermatitis can be referred to as occupational contact...
March 20, 2017
Relationships and communication
Relationships grow on communication. Like everything else on the farm, they suffer when neglected. All relationships require effort, whether it’s personal...
March 20, 2017
Farm succession planning
Succession planning for farmers can be difficult and at times stressful, but it’s important and must be addressed. It is best to get it all planned early....
March 20, 2017
Farm business planning
Farmers need to plan to make sure their farm business will continue to support them through good times and bad. Planning should take into account worst case...
March 20, 2017
Parsnip rash
Parsnip rash, also called phytophotodermatitis (PPD), is a skin condition caused by contact with some plants, including parsnip and wild parsnip (or giant...
March 20, 2017
Wood fires and breathing problems
Wood fire smoke can pollute the air with carbon monoxide – an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas that, once ingested, can cause confusion, headaches,...
March 20, 2014
Farmer’s lung or Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Farmer’s lung is a serious respiratory condition also known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It affects people whose immune system is sensitive to fungal...
March 20, 2014
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory illness is a major cause of death in Australia and is more common in farming communities. Read...
March 20, 2014