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Keywords:

  • safety;
  • legislation;
  • farm;
  • risks

Following the severe injury of a colleague, this article discusses ways that the farm animal clinician can reduce the risks, both to themselves and to farm staff and animals, while working on farms. Risk assessment is not just a tedious piece of red tape but as essential as scrubbing up before surgery, and should be undertaken before any job is embarked on. Risks cannot be eliminated, but can be kept to a minimum.