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  1. Goat Management
    I need to replace my dehorning iron and have been looking at the Lenk 200 as a possible replacement. Anyone have experience with these? Are they better or similar to the Rheinhart models? Thanks!
  2. Goat Management
    Hi! I am wondering if this 4 week old goat in your opinion can be disbuded? This goat is for my daughter as a pet. He will be castrated. And I understand if he is not disbuded he can not be shown for 4-H. We did not think my daughter would be getting a goat. Her big brother got one for market...
  3. 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.
  4. Health & Wellness
    Has anyone used or heard of being used a disbudding paste on goats with success? I'm not opposed to using a hot iron to burn the bud, but would prefer a paste if it works in preventing the horn buds from growing. Apparently there is such a paste for cows, but what about goats...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    I am a new goat owner of about 7 months...We now have a baby doe. We have named her Penny Elwin Sunny at the request of our 5 year old. Well we being first time goatees disbudded our Sunny last Saturday. Today she is showing signs of infection on one side, it is slightly puffier, oozing a...
  6. Goat Management
    So one of my wethered Nigerian Dwarfs is growing scurs that is small and growing in towards the skull. I've been keeping an eye on them hoping that he would knock them off, like my other goat seems to do fairly easy. After looking at them today, I noticed that they are extremely close to the...
  7. Goat Management
    Hello, I purchased a beautiful Alpine wether that was disbudded too late and is now growing scurs. The scurs seem to be very firmly attached, not wobbly like another wether I have. If they were wobbly I would not be concerned. He is now almost 3 months old and I have found a vet who says he...
  8. 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...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    I'm very new to owning goats, I've been researching for a year and finally made the leap two weeks ago. One of the goats I purchased is a Lamancha that is 8 weeks old. When I bought her I was told she had been disbudded. Now I did notice she had a little horn on the left side, probably about...
  10. Health & Wellness
    My 1 year old nigerian dwarf goat, Anny, has 2 what I thought were scurs. When I was doing more research on them, I learned that if the base of the scur is wide and does not move, or moves the skull too, it is a horn. We checked that with Anny and it turns out she has 1 horn and 1 scur. The horn...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Our girls both lost their disbudding scabs today. Rose lost the ring around it earlier, and Martha lost it all at once. However, while Martha's head seems pretty smooth where the bud was, Rose still has a very definite bump. It doesn't seem to have gotten any larger than when we had her...
  12. Goat Management
    Our 2 bucklings were born April 2nd and we burned their horn buds at about 5 days old. At the time they were less than an inch high. The caps never came off on their own and since then there has been a little bit of growth on them. We are not sure if this growth is horns growing because the...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Just wondering if anyone has any experience dehorning with an Elastrator.:question: How successful is it? Thanks for your input!!
  14. Health & Wellness
    This is my first post so i apologize if it isn't in the right spot. I have Nigerian Dwarf Goats (2 does and a buck) and my doe had her first kid on Saturday. I am petrified about disbudding this kid and the ones on the way. Any suggestions on this process or how i could find someone to do...
  15. Goat Management
    Just doing a bit of research about non-electric disbudding irons and would love some personal experience and input! Any advice and thoughts welcome.
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    This is our first go round with disbudding and I am worried we did something wrong. They were disbudded 3 weeks ago and today one of the buds ripped off and its just an exposed hole. It looks really really red but not much bleeding just like a scab that was picked off. She is scratching at it...
  17. Goat Management
    I recently purchased 2 pygmy kids. 1 is an 8 weeks old and the other is a 10 week old. Although the 10 week old is smaller than the 8 week old. They are both wethers and were banded the day I brought them home. I am still very new to goat raising as I've only have had 2 others, 1 is polled and...
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