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Restraint and weighing systems

At certain times in the Management Calendar the use of restraint systems will need to be employed to enable specific treatments to occur safely, e.g. velveting, drenching, tuberculosis testing, vaccinating, etc. Deer restraint systems are only to be used by people who are experienced in operating them. At times deer can become agitated when handled in the shed or race, and so it is important that the handler is confident in operating the restraint system.

Forcing or sliding gates are often used in the race leading to the restraint system so deer cannot push back down the race and escape.

Restraint system regulations
Crush
Cradle
Bale
Weighing systems

More resources

Safe, practical deer yards, AgriQuality, 2005

 

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