First time tattooing today

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by NDinKY, May 17, 2020.

  1. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    We did our first tattoos today. Last year we took everyone to the vet to be done, but this year with COVID-19 and the fact that we saw it done last year so kinda had a clue how to do it we decided to do it ourselves. We did 3 kids and it was no where near as awful as disbudding or castration. Hopefully they’re clear and easily readable. I did find myself wishing we had a second tattoo outfit, so that is going on the list for my next goat order.

    Green eared goat kids:
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  2. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Baby wet wipes will help get the green off you!
     
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  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  4. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    Thanks for the tip! We certainly have plenty of those around. I wore gloves so I’m not too stained.
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Did it turn your stomach or make you feel queesy with the first tat?
     
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  7. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    No, I felt bad but it was quick. Much quicker than disbudding. My husband wasn’t quite ready for how they’d jump though. The little bucklings (soon to be wethers) weighed in at 20# already at 8 weeks old.
     
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  8. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I do like having two sets - it's nice not having to switch to get them done sooner. Good job !
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California