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- Adcock, Sarah J.J.; Vieira, Savanah K.; Alvarez, Lorenzo; Tucker, Cassandra B.
- Journal of dairy science 2019
- Holstein; asymmetry; dairy calves; digital images; epithelium; granulation tissue; head; horns; iron; kids (goats); milk production; standard deviation; surface area; surface temperature; tissue repair
- ... Hot-iron disbudding, the process of cauterizing the horn buds of calves or goat kids at an early age to prevent horn growth, is routinely practiced in dairy production. The wounds take weeks to heal and are painful to touch throughout this time. Possible strategies to hasten the healing of disbudding wounds are not well understood, but the type of iron used may be an important factor to consider. ...