Meloxicam Administration Mitigates Behavioral and Performance Effects of Scoop Dehorning Without Local Anesthesia in Weaned Holstein Calves

Authors

  • R. A. Mosher Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • J. F. Coetzee Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • B. KuKanich Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • R. Gehring Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • B. Robert Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • C. R. Pauly Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21423/aabppro20104149

Keywords:

meloxicam, serum cortisol, dehorning, scoop dehorning, anesthesia, heart rate, behavior

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam and its effect on serum cortisol, heart rate, behavior, and weight gain in calves after scoop dehorning without local anesthesia.

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2010-08-19

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