Why Early-Age Dehorning is Better for Calves and Producers.
- Cattle dehorning is a necessary management practice to prevent injury to animals and handlers.
- It is generally accepted that the younger the calf is at the time of dehorning, the less invasive and painful the procedure.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association and many other organizations recommend that cattle be dehorned at the earliest age practicable.
- Research has shown that early-age disbudding with dehorning paste is less painful than other dehorning methods.