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Nurse trampled in cow attack backs campaign to warn people of dangers

The attack took place in Llandrindod Wells. Credit: PA Images

A nurse who suffered multiple injuries in a cow attack is backing a campaign warning others about the dangers of farm animals.

Corrine Mathias was walking her dogs past a cattle shed at Howey, near Llandrindod Wells when she was attacked by a cow. The 52-year old described being "barged" and "butted" in the attack that left her with a broken eye socket and a broken cheekbone.

"It barged me to the floor and then kept on butting me in the face with its head. I was so shocked and frightened that I can’t really remember much after that."

Corrine was attacked as she tried to help another cow in labour. Credit: PA Images

Corrine approached a cow in labour who appeared to be struggling when the other cow knocked her to the ground. The nurse was off work for six weeks recovering from her injuries, but took another six months to get back to full health.

“I kept having flashbacks and my whole body came out in bruising, making it very painful and uncomfortable to move around or sleep.”

Now Corrine is supporting a campaign by the Wales Farm Safety Partnership (WFSP) which is warning people of the dangers of farm animals.

Brian Rees, chair of WFSP, said some accidents involving farm animals can be "life-changing or even fatal."