Disbudding is a common management procedure across cattle farms in the UK, with benefits for both human and animal welfare.  Removal of the horn bud is a stressful event for a calf, but with correctly trained staff and an efficient system in place, the associated detrimental effects are vastly reduced.  XL Vets’ Jonathan Duncan of the Willow Vet Group, details the steps to ensure an effective and low-stress disbud for every calf. See also: Buyers guide: Calf disbudders on test 1. […]
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