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Bull: inserting a nose ring

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Synonym(s): Bull ringing


Introduction

  • Nose rings should be applied to bulls that are going to be routinely handled, particularly bulls that will need to be led between locations on farm or taken to shows.  
  • Health and safety guidance for the UK states bulls ‘should’ have a nose ring and the farmer ‘should inspect regularly’.
  • Further guidance can be found on the HSE website.

Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Tranquilli W J, Thurmon J C, Grimm K A (2013) Lumb and Jones’ veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 4th edn.
  • Anderson D E & St Jean G (2008) Surgery of the upper respiratory system. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 24 (2), 319-334.
  • Grandin T (1989) Behavioural principles of livestock handling. Profl Anim Sci. 1-11.

Other sources of information

  • Dalton C (2008) Nose Ringing a Bull. [online] Available at: www.lifetyleblock.co.nz.
  • Blowey R W (1999) A Veterinary Book for Dairy Farmers. 3rd edn. pp 443-444.

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