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Administration of a NSAID (meloxicam) affects lying behaviour after caesarean section in beef cows

Authors: Alice C. Barrier, Tamsin M. Coombs, Cathy M. Dwyer, Laurent Goby and M. J. Haskell.

Organization: Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Summary: Very little is known about the pain experienced by cattle following caesarean section and hence little consideration has been given to managing it. Thus the purpose of this study was to investigate activity-related behavioural changes in response to pain, by pre-emptively administering a long acting NSAID to beef cows undergoing caesarean section.

Link: http://www.appliedanimalbehaviour.com/article/S0168-1591(14)00078-1/fulltext