Sheep, Goats and Pregnancy

Public Health England advises pregnant women to avoid close contact with sheep, goats, and cattle around the time the livestock is giving birth. We will display additional signage around these periods.

To avoid the possible risk of infection, pregnant women should:

These infections might include:

Although these infections are uncommon, it is important that pregnant women are aware of the risks to prevent infections. Pregnant women should seek medical advice if they experience fever or influenza-like symptoms, or if concerned that they could have acquired infection from a farm environment.