LWCC: The Mules Operation in Wool Sheep – Feb 2014

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LWCC STATEMENT – FEBRUARY 2014 THE MULES OPERATION IN WOOL SHEEP This procedure was conceived in Australia as a way of lowering the susceptibility of Merino sheep to blowfly (maggots) in the wool around the tail. It involved the removal, without anaesthetic or sutures, of a band of skin around the tail with the purpose of increasing […]

LWCC: Tail Docking (Amputation) in Dairy Cows – Feb 2014

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LWCC STATEMENT – FEBRUARY 2014 TAIL DOCKING (AMPUTATION) IN DAIRY COWS Tail docking (for the amputation of the bulk of the tail) is carried out in some countries with the stated purpose of decreasing faecal contamination of milk, thus improving milk quality. It is also favoured by some because it prevents tail flicking and the consequent soiling […]