Animal well-being = happy animals and profit

31% of farmers see profit and income increase as a benefit of implementing good well-being practices.

*Data sourced from Chi Squared research on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, current as of November 2018.

70% of Australian farmers surveyed consider the use of pain relief in livestock operations an important part of well-being.*

*Data sourced from Chi Squared research on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, current as of November 2018.

52% of farmers use pain relief as part of their routine farming practices.*

*Data sourced from Chi Squared research on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, current as of November 2018.

Australian farmers see pain relief as an element of good well-being practice.

70% consider the use of pain relief in livestock operations an important part of well-being.*

*Data sourced from Chi Squared research on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, current as of November 2018.

Why is pain relief important?

Because animal husbandry procedures can be painful

Pain is often masked in farm animals as a survival technique against predators, but this doesn’t mean your stock don’t experience pain. They’re just very good at hiding it.

Producers care about the well-being of their animals and they want to do the right thing, which is why it’s becoming routine for effective pain relief to be administered when undertaking painful animal husbandry procedures.

When to use pain relief:

CATTLE
In animal husbandry procedures such as dehorning, disbudding, castration, marking and for respiratory infections and acute mastitis in dairy cattle.

SHEEP
Can be used across many husbandry procedures including mulesing, castration, tail docking, lameness, surgical procedures, and even injuries sustained during shearing.

An “all-of- life” approach

Well-being is more than the absence of negative moments. It’s about the whole life your animal lives.

When you focus on well-being, you really understand your animals, including the subtle signs of pain. Pain relief can help your stock avoid pain not just during procedures but long afterwards, ensuring that you’re taking an all-of-life approach towards their ultimate well-being.

More productive animals

Livestock in pain can experience altered behaviour patterns, including eating less, which can impact on both the animal and farm productivity. The use of pain relief allows animals to be more comfortable, so they can recover faster and get back on their feet again, leading to a more productive and profitable farm.

52% of farmers see profit, income increase and production as a result of implementing good well-being practices.*

*Data sourced from Chi Squared research on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, current as of November 2018.

It’s about less downtime, a more rapid return to productivity and animal well-being. It’s about treating once and treating well.

Want more information on the importance of pain relief for your animals?

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