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Calf Disbudding

 

The new regulations around calf disbudding are now in place, all calves require pain relief.

The SWVS FarmPlus team provide a high welfare service. We use sedation, local anaesthetic (to numb horn bud) and anti-inflammatory (longer acting) pain relief. After the horn buds have been cauterised an antiseptic spray is applied. Calves can be tagged, blood/DNA tested and checked for extra teats all at the same time.

We recommend calves are debudded between 2-6 weeks of age, this ensures the horn bud is completely removed with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.