All animals naturally carry a range of bugs, some of which can be passed on to humans, where they may cause ill health. One of these bugs is E.coli O157, which can cause severe illness. In order to keep yourself, your family members and friends safe, please follow this advice:

If you or your child suffers from diarrhoea within 2 weeks of a visit to a farm or after contact with any farm animals, you should contact your doctor or NHS 111.