Minimizing Pain and Complications by Dehorning Early

Dehorning Early is a process that ideally takes place in calves that are less than two months of age. That is because, at this age, the horn buds are free-floating. Over time, the buds begin to grow and attach to the skull. Once they are overlying the frontal sinuses, the horns acquire a blood supply. As a result, the dehorning process becomes more invasive and results in greater blood loss. The process also exposes the frontal sinus cavity, which increases the risk of sinusitis and infection while also prolonging wound healing. Read More