An increasing number of Australian woolgrowers are adopting pain relief options for lamb marking.
On-farm adoption of analgesic and anaesthetic options has been rapid, according to Australian Wool Innovation.
Australian woolgrowers are world leaders in adopting these treatments for husbandry procedures.
The local anaesthetic,Tri-Solfen, was first registered in 2007, while the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Metacam and Buccalgesic were registered in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Numnuts, a handheld device that delivers a local anaesthetic (NumOcaine) for ring castration and tail docking by rings, was launched in 2019.
Growers Audrey Bird of Western Australia and Jodie Green of NSW say they believe whole-heartedly in the benefits…