Monday, December 21, 2015

Dehorning Calves

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,

Dehorning Calves 

  • 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. 

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