Physiological and behavioral stress parameters in calves in response to partial scrotal resection, orchidectomy, and Burdizzo castration.

@article{Pieler2013PhysiologicalAB,
  title={Physiological and behavioral stress parameters in calves in response to partial scrotal resection, orchidectomy, and Burdizzo castration.},
  author={Dagmar Pieler and Walter Peinhopf and A C Becher and J{\"o}rg E Aurich and Sandra Rose-Meierh{\"o}fer and Regina Erber and Erich Moestl and Christine Aurich},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 10},
  pages={6378-89}
}
Establishing artificial cryptorchids by partial scrotal resection without removing the testicles is a technique for castration of bull calves that recently has gained new interest. In contrast to orchidectomy and Burdizzo castration, the stress response of calves to shortening of the scrotum is unknown. In this study, partial scrotal resection in bull calves was compared with orchidectomy, Burdizzo castration, and controls without intervention (n=10 per group, ages 56 ± 3 d). Procedures were… CONTINUE READING

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