Cracked horn

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  1. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Our doe Iris cracked her horn today. Checked her this morning and she was fine. This evening she has blood all over her face and a cracked horn. We applied blood stop powder even though it was not pouring blood. Then we washed off the horn/ her face with clean water so we could see the crack better. It doesn't go all the way to the bottom of her horn. We put iodine on it and she is back with the herd now.
    She is acting normal. The weird thing is that she is the only one who has ever broken a horn. She broke a piece off the top of the other one months ago (we never saw any blood just noticed a piece was gone). This time it is cracked in the middle.
    Any advice?
     

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  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Her neck color looks a bit rusty on top of black, so maybe mineral deficiencies?
     
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  3. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    That's what I was thinking. It's weird because she was looking shiny and almost completely black this summer. Then recently she is back to having a reddish and fuzzy coat. I think part of it is her winter coat coming in but..
    I attached pics showing when she has had copper and replamin. We have well water and she is on browse/pasture only right now

    Here is the thread on her https://www.thegoatspot.net/threads/copper-bolus-again.212093/
     

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  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    She is certainly getting enough copper. Have you had your well water analyzed?
     
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  5. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Are there antagonists in her diet?

    Does she have any flaky skin?
     
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  6. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    I'm sure there are some antagonists. I don't know what all of them are but I'm sure there are some lol. We know we have a lot of iron in our water. There is a ton of sulfur here too, the creeks are full of it.
    She is on pasture/browse only right now but we are about to start feeding a mix of alfalfa/Timothy/beet pulp pellets once daily (I know molybdenum is an antagonist to copper). And purina miniature horse and pony grain for ones who need it.
    We also recently switched to purina goat mineral.

    What about the actual wound on the horn? Should we be cleaning it daily or just applying fly spray? The portion that cracked is still attached so I'm not sure if it will eventually fall off or what. I know it must hurt
     
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  7. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    I haven't seen any but I'll check again
     
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  8. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
  9. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I would just do fly spray for now.
     
  10. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Well she head-butted another goat and now it's bleeding again. Ugh. I had just put iodine and catron iv spray on it and 1 minute later she knocked heads with Anne so I brought her back and put blood stop powder on it. I guess we shouldn't give banamine if she is acting fine?
     
  11. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sounds like she doesn't need it.
     
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  12. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    I checked her this evening for flaky skin and saw maybe a few flakes but it's not super bad.
     
  13. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    oof! Poor baby! I dont have much info, but definitley keep it clean!
     
  14. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    This morning half the horn (it was cracked in the middle) is gone. I put iodine, fly spray and blood stop powder on the wound. It wasn't bleeding much. What happened is that she and Anne are in heat and I guess all the headbutting resulted in it breaking off. They are in a huge pasture so plenty of room to get away from each other.
    Should I be cleaning it once or twice a day?
     
  15. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Clean it twice to three times daily