Field Group - Animal

Animal Handling & Safety: Developing A Reliable Evaluation Tool

The objective of this project was to develop and evaluate an observational checklist to evaluate safe animal-handling behaviors and to develop protocols for its use. The reliability of the tool was piloted through several observations of youth animal-handling activities. A final written report of a pilot study contained evaluation checklists (one for horse-handling, one for cattle handling) and guidelines for use of the checklists.