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Rapid adoption of pain relief practices – two growers share their stories | The Land



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…

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