Dehorning by sedation

jerseycowsman

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Livestock Farmer
Location
cornwall
Got the vet in to sedate the calves and dehorn them, a vet and her assistant dehorned 115 calves in 5 hours. Me and wife would have done about 50 in 5 hours and been absolutely knackered as lignocaine never seems to work on all of them.
Probably more expensive than doing it ourselves, but I don’t care, it was so easy on both us and the calves! After sedation (quick jab in neck), they walk off, lay down and sleep for an hour. Lovely
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Werzle

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Location
Midlands
Got the vet in to sedate the calves and dehorn them, a vet and her assistant dehorned 115 calves in 5 hours. Me and wife would have done about 50 in 5 hours and been absolutely knackered as lignocaine never seems to work on all of them.
Probably more expensive than doing it ourselves, but I don’t care, it was so easy on both us and the calves! After sedation (quick jab in neck), they walk off, lay down and sleep for an hour. Lovely
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I thought it was madness when i first heard about it but i can see the benefit of it now, vet said its fantastic for doing large amounts and miles easier. I still do mine in the calf crush though with all the noise and rock n rolling!
 

cull cows

Member
Got the vet in to sedate the calves and dehorn them, a vet and her assistant dehorned 115 calves in 5 hours. Me and wife would have done about 50 in 5 hours and been absolutely knackered as lignocaine never seems to work on all of them.
Probably more expensive than doing it ourselves, but I don’t care, it was so easy on both us and the calves! After sedation (quick jab in neck), they walk off, lay down and sleep for an hour. Lovely
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What happened to the one standing?
 

Sharpy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Our old vet would do this with calves that had been born at grass and missed dehorning and castration. Much easier on man and beast, big plus was that afterwards they went and slept or at least drunkenly lay down, very little bleeding from the dehorning as they were so relaxed.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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