The RSPCA believes that nose ringing for the purpose of controlling bulls is only acceptable when performed by a veterinarian. The ring should be smooth and well-fitting and must not inflict pain. The procedure requires appropriate restraint, the use of local anaesthetics, and proper post-operative procedures to aid healing without infection. The proper use of a removable show lead as an alternative to the nose ring is recommended, as once removed it allows the bull freedom of movement thereby significantly reducing the risk of injury.
What is the RSPCA’s view on nose rings for bulls?
Updated on May 1, 2019
- Farm Animals
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