Animal Handling

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Working safely with animals encompasses not only the people and the animals, but also the facilities, equipment, and the procedures used.

Animals sense their surroundings differently than humans and therefore require special consideration when handling.

Each animal has its own personality which also requires consideration when working with animals.

This course is to provide introductory information for workers who would like to work with agricultural animals and livestock and who have minimal experience working with agriculture animals and livestock.

The Farm Safety Nova Scotia Animal Handling course will provide an introduction to the following general topics for each farm animal species of cattle, swine, sheep, avian & Furbearers.

• Animal behaviour

• Animal handling practices

• Zoonotic Diseases

• Biosecurity

• Personal Protective Equipment

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