freeze branding

freeze branding

branding animals by depigmentation of the haircoat with supercooled instruments. The carefully gauged degree of cold application causes selective destruction of the pigment-producing cells, the melanocytes.
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Isopropyl alcohol also serves as a rubefacient in freeze branding, and as an invigorating body wash for temporary relief for minor muscular aches or pain due to overexertion and fatigue.
Freeze branding damages the horse's pigment-making hair cells, resulting in a white growth of hair where the animal has been branded.
He says: "They haven't got names but Dai recorded us freeze branding numbers onto their backs.
It is important to have good freeze branding to aid cow identification, for all staff to carry a pen and paper to note bulling activity, and to keep records staff can understand.
Freeze branding is done by clipping the hair down to skin level and then applying super-chilled irons.
For a small operator, the NASCO Farm & Ranch Catalog (call 800-558-9595 for a copy) now carries a freeze branding kit.
Secure permanent identification on your horse by microchip, tattoo, or freeze branding.