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Health and safety
BVA survey highlights risk of injury to farm vets

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MORE than half of the production animal vets who responded to the BVA's spring ‘Voice of the Veterinary Profession’ survey reported being injured at work, the Association has revealed.

The survey indicated that 53 per cent of the 122 respondents who worked with production animals on farms reported being injured in the past 12 months, with 18.8 per cent rating their injuries as very or quite severe. The most commonly reported injury was bruising caused by kicks, with 84.8 per cent of the production animal vets who had been injured reporting this. Other injuries reported included lacerations, crush injuries, head injuries caused by kicks and fractures caused …

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