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

Course Content

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  1. Ergonomic Safety For Farm Women!

    December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Farm Safety Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Mental Fitness 101: Foundational Elements to Building a Mental Fitness Plan

    December 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Discovering the Root of Your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries

    December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact Us

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

o: 902-893-2293
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