I just acquired an 8.5 week ND buck with prominent scurring. His owner disbudded him and she has always done a thorough job and never gets scurs. So I couldn't believe when I saw this growth. A good half inch, it's not the thin type scurs, but quite thick and thick around the base. She seemed to think they would eventually drop off, but I doubt it.
Now this buck is a big boy, one of the largest I've seen at two months. He looks twice is age. I'm sure his maturation is fueling testosterone and thus the escalating growth.
So I am mulling over the best option to remove these. If I were to reburn, I'd have to pare down the growth. How much could I actually get down without a lot of bleeding to do the job? If I got enough off I could still get an iron around it.
Or would it be better to try and elastrate the scurs? I have always heard to wait several months before banding.
Thanks for all insights.