What farmers say: Easy on animals – I was very impressed and am sure that the technique holds great promise for drug-free velvet harvesting.
What veterinarians say: Great, seemed very reliable on the stags done!! Better than local, more consistent!!
This new method of high compression involved rubber tubing tightened around the pedicle, which quickly blocks off the nerves that supply the antler and desensitizes the antler without the use of drugs or needles.
- Provides a safe, humane and chemical free method of velvet antler harvest from elk and other deer species, eliminating the potential for drug residue in the antlers.
- Provides effective control of bleeding during the antler removal process.
- Provides analgesia equal to injected lidocaine. Provides more consistent results, safer, and easier to administer. Simply wrapping a tourniquet around the pedicle will not give the same results. High tension compression is necessary to achieve effective analgesia.
- Results in fewer adverse behavioral reactions during antler removal.