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Survey of occupational hazards in Minnesota veterinary practices in 2012

Authors: Fowler H, Holzbauer S, Smith K, Scheftel J Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Minnesota. Jan. 15, 2016 ABSTRACT: The goal of this study is to identify the scope of occupational hazards encountered by veterinary personnel and compare hazard exposures between veterinarians and technicians working in small and large animal …

Needlestick Injuries in Livestock Workers and Prevention Programs

Authors: M.L. Buswell MD, M. Hourigan, A. Nault & J. Bender PhD. Journal of Agromedicine. St. Paul, Minnesota. June 9, 2014 ABSTRACT: Veterinary medicine and agriculture have historically lacked needlestick injury (NSI) research, education, and mitigation due to the absence of zoonotic blood-borne pathogens and the “perceived” benign nature …

Needlestick Prevention for Producers and Veterinarians

Needlestick injury research shows that over 80% of farm workers and 73% of swine veterinarians working in animal agriculture have accidentally stuck themselves. Vaccines are the most common type of product involved in needlestick injuries. This fact sheet contains tips for employees and management for implementing a comprehensive needlestick prevention …