Animal Handling

Animal handling (also called stockmanship) refers to how humans work, interact with, and control animals, often livestock. Practicing positive animal handling can keep farmers, farm workers, and the animals safe, healthy, and injury free. Because the environment, animals, and people all affect each other, changes in animal production practices that benefit animal health and well-being can also improve worker health and safety and environmental impact.

UMASH has created and compiled resources, including dairy and swine trainings in both English and Spanish, to help promote positive animal handling practices and keep workers safe.

Positive Animal Handling Resources

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Because the environment, animals and people all affect each other, the One Health approach is an ideal model for understanding and addressing health and safety in animal agriculture.