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It shouldn't happen to a vet... occupational injuries in veterinary practitioners working in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Curran, Neasa
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-23T14:36:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-23T14:36:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation O'Sullivan K., Curran N. (2008) 'It shouldn't happen to a vet... occupational injuries in veterinary practitioners working in Ireland'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 61 (9):584-586. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3829
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Veterinary practitioners encounter an imposing array of hazards in the course of their working life. As far as musculoskeletal health is concerned, studies of the profession have traditionally concentrated on acute traumatic injuries, which is perhaps not surprising given that contact with animals/livestock is associated with high fatal and non-fatal injury rates (Boyle et al., 1996; Drudi, 2000; Langley and Hunter, 2001; Stallones and Beseler, 2003). Interestingly, veterinarians and their staff are 9.2 times more likely to experience a severe occupational accident than general medical practitioners and staff (Nienhaus et al., 2005). However, veterinary work also exposes practitioners to risk factors associated with non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, and international studies are now broadening their focus to include gradual onset or chronic work-related problems. A recent survey of Australian veterinarians, for example, found that 49% of respondents experienced chronic work-related musculoskeletal problems over the course of their career (Fritschi et al., 2006). To-date there is a lack of published data on the musculoskeletal health of an acute or chronic nature of Irish veterinarians. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Veterinary Journal;61 (9), pp. 584-586
dc.subject veterinary practitioners en_US
dc.subject musculoskeletal health en_US
dc.title It shouldn't happen to a vet... occupational injuries in veterinary practitioners working in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2014-05-23T14:24:37Z
dc.description.version published
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1134238
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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