Farmworkers, Farm & Ranch Animals

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Farmworkers, Farm & Ranch Animals
Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Include workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries. [SOC] Occupational asthma in oyster farm workers caused by Hoya antigens; [Malo] Poultry workers are exposed to endotoxins and fungi. [PMID 19921239] Causes of allergic contact dermatitis include poison ivy and some carbamates and fungicides. Cow dander and grain dusts can cause contact urticaria in farmworkers.
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