Playing safe – Needle sticks on the farm

January 13, 2016

Reducing your risk when treating animals

Treating animals can lead to injuries that result in lost work time, costly medical bills and long-term disabilities. Some of the most serious injuries sustained when treating animals are needlesticks. Self-injection or absorption of the medicine can result in injuries, illnesses and death.

Dangerous Treatments

Common animal treatments that present risks to human health include:

Always read the literature that is included with these medicines and products for safe handling techniques and indications of risk.

Restrain the Animal

When you separate an ill or injured animal from the herd, it may become anxious. To avoid injury from the animal, take the following steps.

Handling Needles

When using needles, be cautious and follow these safety guidelines.

In the Event of a Needlestick

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