Dehorning Done Right

here are some jobs on the dairy that most people do not enjoy doing. It has been my observation that when a job task is less than pleasant, it either gets delayed or it gets done poorly.


Dehorning 101

Dehorning calves is a necessary management tool that prevents injuries to both people and cattle. But, it’s important to take steps to minimize the pain associated with dehorning.


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Dehorn Calves With Paste (English & Spanish)

It’s a good idea to dehorn cattle that live in confined areas to prevent injuries to humans and other animals. Of the various dehorning methods, dehorning with paste is easy, effective, and economical as well as low-stress to the animal.


Dehorning of Calves - Fact Sheet


Horns are the pairs of hard, bonelike, permanent growths projecting from the heads of cattle. They grow from a unique area of skin cells at the base of the horn. At about two months of age, horns become attached to the frontal bone of the skull. A sinus lies within the skull beneath the horn bud. As the horn grows and attaches to the skull, this frontal sinus joins into the adjacent portion of the horn.


Welfare Implications of the Dehorning and Disbudding of Cattle

What follows is a basic review of dehorning and disbudding of cattle. Associated welfare issues have been evaluated and are described using physiologic, behavioral, and production indices.


Dehorn Calves Early

With growth in concern about animal welfare regarind common procedures with farm animals, dehorning without the use of anesthesia is becoming a contentious issue. Research is being conducted on the use of different pain medications and sedation protocols during dehorning, mostly involving calves that are several months old and drugs that need to be administered by a veterinarian. 



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