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Over the last few weeks we have seen numerous needlestick injuries, particularly with vaccines that use mineral oil as the adjuvant (irritant). It can have a very harmful effect on humans if it is accidently injected, scratched or finds its way into your eyes or mouth. When using oil based vaccines (such as Gudiar,Vibriovax, Pilligard), ensure proper precautions. Always use one handed vaccine technique, restrain animals, remove needles with pliers and dispose of needles in an appropriate container. If injury occurs seek medical attention and take a copy of Farmer Needlestick Injuries along with the vaccine container.

Read our Farmer Needlestick Injuries—Risk & Recommended Treatment (put a copy in your ute, near your fridge and give to your staff and family). CLICK HERE

If you have had a needlestick injury (that required medical or surgical treatment) and would like to share your story with us, please CONTACT US

Agricultural Health & Medicine HMF701 students in action!
Scholarships Open! Over $15,000 of scholarships available.

It’s been a busy few weeks at the National Centre for Farmer Health. Together with our partners, the NCFH team has been working hard across the country conducting farmer health and lifestyle assessments at agricultural field days, giving community presentations, presenting at conferences and spreading the word about farmer health. Our multidisciplinary team is making a difference to farmers’ lives and it wouldn’t be possible without the skills and knowledge of our Agricultural Health and Medicine graduates!

There are a number of scholarships available for 2019. Valued from $1650, there are scholarship categories include an open categories for all rural professionals; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders; and also Veterinarians, Optometrists and Psychologists.

Scholarship Applications are NOW OPEN and close Sunday 14 October 2018.
To learn about the course & how to apply online  CLICK HERE

Let’s rise to the challenge to get 100 runners!

Are you ready to join us at the MCG?

With only two weeks to go, we’re looking to recruit more runners/walkers to join us for Run 4 Farmer Health at the Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday 14 October 2018.

Some of the perks of joining our team include receiving a Run 4 Farmer Health visor, access to the team marquee post event and if you are one of the next 40 runners to join - receive a free Wannon Water water bottle.

We’re asking all past runners to dig out their old Run 4 Farmer Health shirts, dust off their shoes and rope in a friend…because running with a buddy is always better!

This is the final countdown so don’t miss out on what is bound to be a great day!

For further information, to register or donate CLICK HERE

More than 100 guests flocked to the National Centre for Farmer (NCFH) Conference on Wednesday 12 September, 2018.The NCFH’s 10 year anniversary celebration and the theme ‘Good health, wellbeing and safety: Making a difference to farmers’ lives’ drew a crowd from all over Australia and internationally. An array of topics were presented and the two keynote speakers were a highlight.

Associate Professor Diane Rohlman from University of Iowa College of Public Health discussed organophosphates and the exposure and impact on young people and their brains. While Dr Claire Naughtin from CSIRO’s Data61 presented the findings of the Bright Futures report focusing on young people and mental health in rural and farming regions. It was a successful day that highlighted issues needing to be addressed in farming communities from injuries, mental health, pesticides, health, and succession.

To view photos and watch our 10th birthday video CLICK HERE

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!   
Interested? Read other fact sheets   health   safety
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