Effects of handling, administration of a local anesthetic, and electrical dehorning on plasma cortisol in Holstein calves.

@article{Boandl1989EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of handling, administration of a local anesthetic, and electrical dehorning on plasma cortisol in Holstein calves.},
  author={K E Boandl and James E Wohlt and Rocco V. Carsia},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1989},
  volume={72 8},
  pages={2193-7}
}
Effects of handling, administration of a local anesthetic, and electrical dehorning on plasma cortisol were measured in Holstein heifer calves. Jugular blood was sampled from 24 calves (age, 7 to 16 wk) within 1 to 2 min after entering their pen (baseline, 0800 h). All calves were then haltered, placed in a restraint chute, an unheated electrical dehorner applied to each horn stump, and a second jugular blood sample obtained 30 min later (handling). Calves were then divided into control and… CONTINUE READING

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