Farmers are more focused on livestock pain management

Farmers are more focused on livestock pain management

Farmers are more focused on livestock pain management

A veterinarian says pain management in livestock has become a higher priority for farmers.  Brownfield’s Larry Lee has more.

Dr. Scott Pertzborn with Lodi Veterinary Care in Wisconsin tells Brownfield there’s more of an emphasis on animal pain management now than there was years ago for a few reasons. “So really, it’s not just something we’re forced to do. It’s really something that’s better for the calves, it’s better for the people that are doing the dehorning, and it’s better for the financial situation of the dairy farmer because the calves will just better.”

Pertzborn says limiting pain while dehorning calves is a win-win for animals and farmers.