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Fact sheets are now available for H3N2v (variant) influenza and swine contact, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter, Salmonella, staying safe at petting zoos and fairs, generic zoonoses, and needlestick prevention for farm workers, producers, and veterinarians.
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"Pigs and MRSA: What are the human health risks and to whom? "
This brief from the Food Policy Research Center at the University of Minnesota summarizes the prevalence of MRSA in pig populations, the disease transmission from livestock to humans, how livestock associated MRSA is different than those infections that can come from hospitals as well as policy options. UMASH scientist and Project Director, Peter Davies, PhD is the author of this valuable resource. Download the pdf.
National Farm Medicine Center Agricultural Safety Consulting
Agriculture Safety Consulting (ASC) is a program of the National Farm Medicine at Marshfield Clinic that was developed to assist and support dairy farmers in this changing agriculture industry. ASC offers assistance in safety program development, implementation and management. ASC, with its multicultural and bilingual staff, has unique capabilities in addressing the Spanish language training needs of Hispanic employees. Packages range from identifying hazards and making abatement recommendations to guidance on development of self-administered farm safety programs with options for on-site English and Spanish farm safety training for employees. Learn more about ASC and Tailored Service Packages.
National Farm Medicine Center Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) Rebate
Tractor overturns remain the leading cause of deaths on farms. In an effort to make Wisconsin farmers safer, Marshfield Clinic’s 26th Auction of Champions raised more than $43,000 for the National Farm Medicine Center’s Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) Rebate Program. The goal of the program is to encourage farmers to have ROPS installed on their tractors by offering a rebate of 70 percent (up to$865) on the total cost. A ROPS refers to operator compartment structures – usually cabs or roll bars – designed to protect farmers from injury or death in the event of a tractor rollover. ROPS are the most effective known safety intervention, and are 99 percent effective when used with a seatbelt. BarbaraMarlenga, Ph.D., and Tammy Ellis have been meeting with local implement dealers to get their input on the program, conducting focus groups with farmers to select promotional ads, and preparing for the 2013 launch of the program at the Marshfield Farm Show.Learn more about the ROPS Rebate Program.