Assessing bushfire burns in livestock


WARNING: This document contains pictures of animals burnt in bushfires. These pictures may cause distress to some people.

This Primefact is provided as a guide for those staff assessing livestock burnt as a result of bushfires. The short-term and long-term welfare of the livestock is the prime concern.

Topics include:

  • Options for dealing with burnt livestock
  • How to assess burn injuries
  • Nursing burnt stock
  • Methods of destruction


Primefact 399 Third Edition

Published: 01 Jun 2015