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The effect of using a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic (ketoprofen) on the plasma cortisol response in calves dehorned with or without regional analgesia was determined. One hundred calves(More)
The purpose of this work was to assess whether the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) phenylbutazone and ketoprofen, and an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) induced cortisol surge,(More)
The cortisol response of calves to different methods of castration (ring, band, surgical, clamp) with or without local anaesthetic, or local anaesthetic plus a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(More)
AIMS To evaluate the use of local anaesthesia and systemic analgesia for alleviating the distress associated with dehorning by monitoring stimulated behaviours in calves. METHODS Eight behaviours(More)