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  1. Health & Wellness
    So here is my dilemma: My friend has this incredibly sweet Boer doeling which will be eight weeks old on the 20th. My friend tried to disbud this kid with acid (which didn't work) and so now this goat has little horns poking through. I plan to bring this goat to my place in a week or two, but...
  2. Goat Management
    Seriously, I understand all the arguments for disbudding goats. We show for ADGA and 4-H, so we can't even opt out if we want to. And I really DO like owning goats without horns. Still. I hate, Hate, HATE disbudding them. HATE! LOATHE! DESPISE! As many of you know, we had 8 kids born as...
  3. Goat Management
    I am buying the Rhinehart x30 from ValleyVet. The tip size options are 3/8" for "small kids," or .55" for "kids and calves." I have standars Lamanchas, plan to disbud between 4-9 days old. What size would be best?
  4. Goat Frenzy
    I can't really find any pictures of what the kinder goats horns look like. I ask out of curiosity and to aid in my disbud or not debate. If you could have any of bucks too that would be helpful.
  5. Health & Wellness
    I have an eight week old Nigerian Dwarf Buckling who started getting diarrhea today. He was disbudded at 3 weeks. He started getting scurs recently so I had him disbudded again yesterday. The second time was much more stressful on him. He has been very healthy up to this point and has had his...
  6. Health & Wellness
    We disbudded this buckling when he was four days old. (He and his brothers were actually born with relatively prominent horn buds that could've been disbudded earlier, but we wanted to wait until they were at least a few days old.) He is now just over four weeks old. His scabs have popped off...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    Does anyone have experience using an elastrator to de-horn? we were going to trade our young bucklings/soon-to-be-wethers to someone who has now changed their minds. We did not disbud them because they wanted them to have horns, and now that it looks as though we are keeping them. I DO NOT...
  8. Goat Frenzy
    We have a brand new French Alpine buck that was very friendly until we disbudded. I have spent several days trying to sit and have him come to me so I can show him I mean him no ill will. He now shys away. This one we plan on keeping and using for breeding stock. He is not bottle fed and I don't...
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