Disbudding ?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by rkalgren, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. rkalgren

    rkalgren New Member

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Falls Creek, PA
    When is it to late to disbud? We were holding a boy for someone who wanted horns and now it is going to somone who prefers no horns. The buds are about 3/4 of an inch long, from the skull.
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Do you have pictures?

    Just an FYI for next time. If people want horns make them pay in full before pick up. Thats what I do. :wink:
     

  3. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    I think we gotta leave em Bob. They are proportionally as big as a Boers would be and he is about 1 month old. from what I just tracked down they are officially "Horns" now and have the sinus cavity attached. It shouldn't be an issue tho as long as they grow like they should. :shrug: If he wont hurt the girls NBD.
     
  4. rkalgren

    rkalgren New Member

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Falls Creek, PA
    Most of our goats have horns and they have not been an issue. I like that we can grab them if we need to.
     
  5. rkalgren

    rkalgren New Member

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Falls Creek, PA
    I also think you guys would use any excuse to get new pictures. :wink:
     
  6. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    :angel2: Who us :angel2: why ever would you think such a thing :greengrin:
     
  7. rkalgren

    rkalgren New Member

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Falls Creek, PA
    Ummm, ohhhh, I don't know. Maybe because I wasn't born yesterday. :shrug:
     
  8. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    If they are too big, certain Vets will disbud.
     
  9. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

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    Oct 1, 2008
    We don't allow horns here though since we have a lot of children that come to visit us, we usually have ours disbudded at 2-3 weeks old since that's when our vet does them now.
     
  10. Candy

    Candy New Member

    Bob, I got out the Dremel tool and started to grind away at the tops. I've done that and the horns don't grow nearly as long. Just a thought!
    Candy :sun: