Effect of a topical anaesthetic formulation on the cortisol response to surgical castration of unweaned beef calves.

@article{McCarthy2016EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a topical anaesthetic formulation on the cortisol response to surgical castration of unweaned beef calves.},
  author={Damien McCarthy and S. E. Lomax and Peter Windsor and Peter J White},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={150-6}
}
Impracticality and cost of existing pain management strategies during surgical castration of beef cattle have limited their widespread implementation on-farm. A farmer-applied topical anaesthetic formulation, originally developed and used commercially to mitigate the pain of mulesing in lambs, was investigated for its potential use for managing pain in surgically castrated calves. This formulation contained lidocaine, bupivacaine, adrenalin and cetrimide. In this study, 24 Angus bull calves… CONTINUE READING

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 34 references

A review of pain assessment techniques and pharmacological approaches to pain relief after bovine castration: practical implications for cattle production within the United States

  • JF Coetzee
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science 135, 192–213.
  • 2011
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…