MORE is being done to water down the furore engulfing livestock welfare, with MLA stepping behind trials to alleviate pain during dehorning.
An experimental anaesthetic spray is being trialled on North Queensland properties including McDonald Holdings, which consists of 11 stations.
The company is reportedly working with the University of NSW and the RSPCA to test the Tri-Solfen spray, which clots the dehorn cut.
Dehorning remains a widespread practice but welfare and research organisations are working towards dismantling existing genetic pools and ‘breeding in’ polled animals. READ MORE