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Injury prevention: Consider personal safety when working with livestock

Injury prevention: Consider personal safety when working with livestock

Injuries that are common when working with livestock include bites, kicks, being stepped on, pinned against a solid surface, or overcome by a single animal or the whole herd.

Many farmers never stop to think of their personal safety when working with livestock.

Farmers may work carefully around livestock most of the time. However, because an animal's behavior can be unpredictable at times, individuals can be injured because of preoccupation, haste, impatience, or even anger.

Injuries that are common when working with livestock include bites, kicks, being stepped on, pinned against a solid surface, or overcome by a single animal or the whole herd.

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