Effects of local anesthetic and a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug on pain responses of dairy calves to hot-iron dehorning.

@article{Stewart2009EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of local anesthetic and a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug on pain responses of dairy calves to hot-iron dehorning.},
  author={Mairi Stewart and Joseph M Stookey and K. J. Stafford and Cassandra B Tucker and Andrea R. Rogers and Suzanne K Dowling and Gwyneth A. Verkerk and A. L. Schaefer and Jim Webster},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={1512-9}
}
This study examined the effects of a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent (NSAID) on physiological responses of calves immediately after hot-iron dehorning (DH) and during the time that local anesthetic (LA) wears off (2 to 3 h) after this procedure. Forty-six calves (33 +/- 0.3 d of age) were randomly assigned to 6 treatments: hot-iron DH versus sham DH with either no pain mitigation, LA alone, or LA with NSAID (i.v. Meloxicam). Eye temperature (measured using infrared thermography) was… CONTINUE READING