The benefits of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for treating pain after disbudding has been studied during recent years but less is known about the optimal sedation protocol to ensure quick recovery, enhance post-operative analgesia and reduce hypothermia-related problems. We aim at here to study the sedative already on market to benefit calf welfare and health during disbudding. We will also updated the Disbudding Guide and educate producers and veterinarians about disbudding practices and related medication protocols.
PhD, DVM Laura Hänninen, laura.hanninen(at)helsinki.fi
PhD, DVM Ann-Helena Hokkanen, ann-helena.hokkanen(at)helsinki.fi
PhD, DVM Kati Salla, kati.salla(at)helsinki.fi