Randomized control trial assessing the efficacy of pain control strategies for caustic paste disbudding in dairy calves younger than 9 days of age.

@article{Reedman2020RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized control trial assessing the efficacy of pain control strategies for caustic paste disbudding in dairy calves younger than 9 days of age.},
  author={C. N. Reedman and T. Duffield and T. DeVries and K. Lissemore and N. Karrow and Z. Li and C. Winder},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2020}
}
  • C. N. Reedman, T. Duffield, +4 authors C. Winder
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of dairy science
  • Disbudding is a common procedure practiced in the dairy industry and is known to cause pain when performed without pain control. Dairy producers who disbud calves with caustic paste are less likely to provide pain control than those using cautery. Little research has been conducted on pain control for caustic paste disbudding and no studies have specifically examined calves under 9 d of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of local anesthesia and nonsteroidal anti… CONTINUE READING

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