livestock

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,...
March 21, 2014
Q fever
Q fever is an infection that produces flu-like symptoms in humans but shows little or no symptoms in animals. Read more...
March 21, 2014
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...
March 21, 2014
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...
March 21, 2014
Anthrax
Anthrax is a bacterial disease that targets sheep, cattle and other hoofed herbivores (grass eating animals) like goats and horses. Read more...
March 21, 2014
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...
March 21, 2014
Animal handling
Animals are unpredictable, especially during the mating season. Cattle, pigs, horses and sheep should be treated with caution at all times. Keep a fence or...
March 21, 2014