Evaluation of analgesic protocol effect on calf behavior after concurrent castration and dehorning

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dc.contributor.author Pauly, C.
dc.contributor.author White, Bradley J.
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, J. F.
dc.contributor.author Robért, B.
dc.contributor.author Baldridge, S.
dc.contributor.author Renter, David G.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T14:33:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T14:33:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14771
dc.description.abstract Castration and dehorning are common procedures in the US cattle industry, but the impact of analgesic programs on post-surgical behavior is not well documented. The research objective was to determine the impact of three different analgesic protocols: (sodium salicylate; a combination of xylazine, ketamine and butorphanol; and both treatments together) compared to the absence of analgesia on cattle behavior after concurrent castration and dehorning. Accelerometers recorded activity on 40 calves for three periods of time: prior to sham surgery, between sham and actual surgery, and 4 days post-surgery. Significant interactions (P<0.05) were found between treatment and time relative to surgery. Cattle treated with a combination of ketamine, butorphanol, and sodium salicylate spent more time lying after the procedures compared to cattle receiving only xylazine, ketamine, and butorphanol. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.jarvm.com/articles/Vol10Iss1/White.pdf en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine, September 8, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Analgesic protocols en_US
dc.subject Calves en_US
dc.subject Dehorning en_US
dc.subject Castration en_US
dc.title Evaluation of analgesic protocol effect on calf behavior after concurrent castration and dehorning en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.epage 61 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine en_US
dc.citation.spage 54 en_US
dc.citation.volume 10 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid drenter en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid whiteb en_US

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