Restraint and Handling Basics

Restraint and Handling Basics - rd coccygeal vertebra •...

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Restraint and Handling Basics AS 221 Fall, 2004
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Cattle Beef cattle rarely handled Dairy cattle ore commonly handled Neither are routinely “halter broke”, though show cows and hobby farm stock may be
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Halters Commonly made of rope Adjustable Can be used to move cows, sheep Can be used to restrain cow for treatment
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Nose tongs A more severe form of restraint than a halter Use caution and common sense with tongs—can cause permanent damage to animal
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Tail jack As previously mentioned, can hold cow’s tail in upwards direction to minimize kicking Grasp tail at 2 nd or 3
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Unformatted text preview: rd coccygeal vertebra • Caution with young animals—easy to cause fractures! Mooving cows • Approach quietly • As you invade flight distance, cows will move away if possible • Can use voice to help move, but avoid shouting Handling sheep • Do NOT attempt to grab or hold sheep by the wool! • A quiet approach works best with sheep • Approach slowly and nonchalantly— pretend you aren’t interested. Herding sheep • A well trained dog is invaluable • Sheep panic easily • Heavily pregnant ewes should not be subjected to stress...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course AS 221 taught by Professor Newell during the Fall '05 term at Becker College.

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