Numnuts does not alleviate all the pain a lamb experiences during castration and tail docking.  For a lamb, marking may be similar to the human experience of visiting a dentist. For a human, a filling or a tooth extraction, following injection of local anaesthetic, is usually not without some pain.  Similarly at present, pain relief provide by Numnuts does not abolish all the pain associated with marking. Numnuts reduces the pain lambs experience substantially when they are marked. Numnuts has been developed in collaboration with veterinarians and animal behavioural scientists at two world leading animal health and animal welfare research organisations; Moredun Research Institute and CSIRO with the goal of reducing the pain experienced by lambs at marking.


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