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Document ID (ISN)109494
CIS number 09-445
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dogan K.H., Demirci S., Erkol Z., Sunam G.S., Kucukkartallar T.
Title Injuries and deaths occurring as a result of bull attack
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.13, No.3, p.191-196. 24 ref.
Abstract Persons whose occupations are in animal husbandry may be seriously injured or killed while tending to animals. Bulls are among the most dangerous of these animals. In this study, seven deaths and 23 traumatic injury cases caused by bull attacks and treated in a hospital in Turkey are presented. Of the 30 total cases, 24 were men and 6 were women. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that caution is required while feeding and working with bulls. Risk can be reduced by chutes, gates, restraints, special housing and confinement facilities. Also, wearing protective helmets would be useful especially for preventing head injuries.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; Turkey; causes of accidents; fatalities; handling of animals; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; installation of fences; safe working methods; premises; safety helmets; chutes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTurkey
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing