Disbudding guidelines and law change

By |2020-07-30T12:00:41+12:00October 7th, 2019|Cows|0 Comments

By vet Dr Phil Reenie As of 1 October 2019, it will be a legal requirement that all cattle being disbudded/dehorned will need ‘an appropriately placed and effective local anaesthetic that is authorised by a veterinarian for the purpose of the procedure’. This is true for all methods of horn tissue removal including hot iron cautery, scoop dehorning, amputation dehorning and caustic paste; which is no longer appropriate. In addition to this, anyone disbudding/deh