Animal Welfare

Backrub – A Preventable Injury

Backrub is a serious injury which can cause:

  • Deep bruising to the back/rump of an animal
  • Skin abrasions or damage to the coat where rub has occurred
  • Blisters that are evident on the skin
Find out how farmers and transporters are working together to prevent backrub and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen.

MPI Animal Welfare Resources

Animal Welfare Regulations

Young Calf Regulations 2017

Bobby Calf Videos for Transporters

Transport Checklist