The new guide on dehorning dairy calves is now at the Calf Facts resource library. Click HERE to go there. If this link does not work try the URL, www.calffacts.com.
- Earlier is better than later. When using paste try to complete the process during the first week. When hot iron cauterizing three to four weeks of age is a good time.
- Use a local anesthetic and remember that more restraint is safer for both the animal and the person than less restraint.
- Less stress is better than more stress. Isolate dehorning from other stresses.