Our patented Care-Ring™ technology has the advantage over other pain administration routes in that the continual elution provides pain mitigation for the entire banding process. All alternative pain mitigation strategies will only last during the acute administration of the agent. It is designed to work with all currently known existing band castration application technologies.
Field studies indicated that, for both lidocaine delivery into tissues and pain mitigation, the Care-Ring™ performed at least as well as standard lidocaine injections in the short term and outperformed lidocaine injections in the long term. Care-Ring™ delivered therapeutic quantities of lidocaine into scrotal tissues over a period of at least seven days in cattle. Click HERE to view our 2020 publication.
UPDATE COMING JANUARY 2024!
Lidocaine shows promise in mitigating castration pain. Click HERE to be redirected to the Canadian Cattlemen Magazine article on potential of using this anesthetic during processing
Click HERE to be redirected to Albertabeef.org to read more about the preliminary study results.
Design Patent AU202214318 and NZ430877
Special designed packaging considers human factors and handling safety.
A presentation summarizing recent field trial investigations into the adaptation of the technology for use in Alberta's Lamb Industry.
A recent interview from ACER consulting.
Tune in to learn about recent research on pain mitigation using lidocaine-loaded castration bands in Canadian sheep flocks. Hear perspectives and experiences from two producers located in Alberta as well as from Chinook Contract Research.