|Is pain relief just another pain for graziers and are horns a pain?
Join us for a webinar on Nov 27, 2020 at 12:30 PM AEST.
The benefits of pain relief for painful procedures such as castration, dehorning and disbudding are widely acknowledged and supported by field trials. Aside from the obvious welfare benefits, production is enhanced as animals suffer less pain, and as a result return to normal feeding and other activities in a much faster time than without any pain relief.
In addition, beef producers should be mindful of the term ‘fit to load’. Animal Biosecurity and Welfare inspectors are continuing to receive animal welfare complaints due to cattle arriving at sales and abattoirs where they are clearly not ‘fit to load’ that covers animals in pain and suffering welfare conditions – including ingrown horns. These practices place the beef industry at risk of a negative public perception in relation to animal husbandry and stock management.
In this webinar, join…
• Dr Libby Harriman (Great Artesian Vets) when she discusses the impact of pain on grazing animals and the relative benefits for graziers that employ pain relief practices as part of their husbandry.
• Glen Sibson (Senior Principal Biosecurity Inspector – Biosecurity Queensland) when he discusses ‘fit to load’ and the roles and responsibilities of consignors and transporters of livestock.
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