Beef Research School: Pain Mitigation in Beef Cows

In a new video from the Beef Research School series, Dr. John Campbell of the University of Saskatchewan explains the importance of dehorning, castrating and branding calves at the youngest age possible and discusses the most efficient use of pain mitigating drugs during these painful husbandry procedures.


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Our own Dr. Nathan Erickson will also be presenting at the UCVM Beef Cattle Conference on mitigation of pain in calves at spring turnout.  He will also address the growing need for the industry to assess itself and the image portrayed to the general public, but more importantly, beef consumers. The conference runs June 20-21st at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary. A full schedule is available and registration is open.