Dehorning: The Least Fun Job on the Farm

Dehorning: The Least Fun Job on the Farm

Faith Cullens

Bovine Veterinarian

Dehorning, or disbudding, is necessary in raising naturally horned animals to keep them from injuring workers and themselves. Since cattle have a social hierarchy, horns are used to assert dominance, resulting in bruises and cuts in their herd-mates, and potentially serious injury or death to humans.

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