Pain relief improved for cattle

PRODUCERS can now use the animal pain relief product Tri-Solfen to improve animal welfare outcomes during dehorning and disbudding procedures in cattle.

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Tri-Solfen is now available for use in cattle with procedures such as de-horning.

Applied as a gel and available from rural resellers, Tri-Solfen was originally registered for relief for sheep post-mulesing. In 2016 it was then registered for use in cattle at castration.

The RSPCA released a statement saying it welcomed the news. "When painful procedures are necessary on farm, pain relief should always be provided, so the news of further uses for Tri-Solfen means more options are now widely available for farmers," the statement said.

The RSPCA said the availability and use of pain relief products such as the topical anaesthetic Tri-Solfen, the Meloxicam Buccalgesic and the Metacam injectable, particularly when used in combination, is crucial for maintaining good animal welfare on farm. With more options now available, there's simply no reason ...

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