Anaesthetics and Analgesics at Lamb Marking

AWI Australian Wool Innovation

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The development of effective and practical anaesthetic and analgesic treatments for lambs has been a critical advance in alleviating the pain and distress lambs experience at marking. This factsheet provides growers with information on the available options for alleviating pain associated with mulesing, tail docking and castration.

The welfare of lambs is underpinned by the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep. These Standards and Guidelines are the legal requirements for the welfare of sheep. They have been endorsed, by all states. More information on the Standards and Guidelines can be found here.

It is also recommended you be aware of your State’s regulations, as every State may have different pain relief requirements for sheep.

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