My 18yo daughter bought a fat little fainting goat that we took in for dehorning today. The vet had to band them rather than simply burn them due to the does age and size. I have never had horns removed on an older goat before, but this one butts and pokes with them, so they have to be removed if we keep her. She already left a big bruise on my daughter from her horns. She just isn't used to being handled. It's just too dangerous to keep her with those big horns. Does anyone have any experience with horn removal using the bands? Does it work? How quickly? The vet wasn't sure it would work on a goat this old. She is about four with huge horns. They even tried to cut them with a wire, but the goat was too strong to hold even with 4 of us trying to hold her still, so as a last resort he banded them close to the head. If the horns can't be removed, she will have to go to slaughter. It isn't worth the risk of someone getting hurt if she butts again. She is a stout little chubby thing, but isn't use to being handled or touched. I think her previous owners just left her in a pasture, but never handled her at all.