Assessing bush fire burns in livestock


WARNING: This document contains pictures of animals burnt in bush fires. 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 bush fires. 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 Fourth Edition

Published: 29 Nov 2018