Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Bull: inserting a nose ring

Synonym(s): Bull ringing

Contributor(s): Paddy Gordon, Lottie Meire , Graham Duncanson

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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 VetMed Resource.
  • 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. Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practice 24 (2) pp 319-334.
  • Grandin T (1989) Behavioural Principles of Livestock Handling. Professional Animal Scientist. pp 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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