Goat scurs!! help please... AHHH FREAKEN OUT.... pic...

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Lizzy_18, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Lizzy_18

    Lizzy_18 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
    How long does it take for the scurs to come off if you band them? i plan to show a buck at the state fair in july (4 months) is that enough time :) :scratch:
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    I've banded the horns on a nigi doe that came off within a month. Scurs would be easier I think..not more than 6 weeks.
     

  3. Lizzy_18

    Lizzy_18 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    I just shave around the base, got the band down onto the skin area and used black tape above the band to keep it in place.
     
  5. Lizzy_18

    Lizzy_18 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    SWEET!! Thank you so much!! :hug:
     
  6. bheila

    bheila New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    Make sure you use 2 bands for each horn.
     
  7. Lizzy_18

    Lizzy_18 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    really?? how come? is it to hold it in place?
     
  8. bheila

    bheila New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    It's twice the squeeze I guess. You'll have to make a groove with a chain saw file all the way around the base of the horns that way the bands will stay in place. Some people said that you need to change the bands once a week but honestly I can't see how you'd be able to since they're so sore. I was able to change the bands 1 time.
     
  9. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    I've baned horns on an ND before, that link made it look like it was tramatic for the goat! too much blood for simple horn banding.

    I just took a rasp and made a dent and slapped a band on there, 4 weeks later they were gone and havnet grown back
     
  10. bheila

    bheila New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    I agree with Katrina, that link looked painful.
     
  11. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

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    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    We did a few of our Nigi's just as the other person here suggested. Shaved the area (mainly so you can see what your doing), then we apply the band as low as possible, then use tape just like suggested here. I think ours take about 4-8 weeks. We did try to file a little dent low on the horn to help hold the band in place, but it's just very difficult to do. The tape doesn't stay on well, but atleast it's something to hold it. We don't do anything after that but check to make sure the band is still intact...no replacing weekly.
    Ours were always short scurs, about 1-2 inches or so???
    Our doe's didn't notice a thing at all once the band was on (even moments after!), never seemed pained, never bled, never even acted sore at all. Much nicer than actually trying to burn them again. :sigh:
     
  12. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    I didn;t do the "groove" with a file, just got 1 band as far below the horn as possible. This doe had horns like a buck would though cause I think she's an "it"...anyhow, the way she used her head though I think she likely helped her horns in coming off.
     
  13. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    just go on that notch he already knocked into it.. the smaller one is passable, and he's been working that other piece off slowly
     
  14. Seven Dwarfs

    Seven Dwarfs New Member

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    Jan 17, 2010
    Brush Prairie Wa
    Re: Goat scurs!! help please

    I have a buck who is really nice but has some terrible scurs and they are not small. Does this procedure work on ones that are pretty thick? They are like horns but you can tell they are not because of the distortion.
     
  15. Lizzy_18

    Lizzy_18 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
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    DO I CUT IT OFF...but idk if i have the belly to... Its been a few days...and hes still in pain DUH but its still more then half way on... and its banded... hes eating but he wont come out of the house..i put iodine on it..can i give him tylenol? the blood is thick and dry now... it stoped bleeding but boy am i worried.... ah i know i should not be but the blood is makeing me woozy... lol
     
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    wash his face with some water and it wont look so bad
     
  17. Lizzy_18

    Lizzy_18 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
    hes like all depresed tho and wont come out of the house... :/
     
  18. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I'm confused as to where the band even is on the horn. I'd be real careful and watch for more blood loss. If there is anymore I would get a vet involved... they can loose a lot of blood from their horns.
     
  19. Lizzy_18

    Lizzy_18 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2010
    u can hardly see the band...its like at the base of the scur.... so far its not bleeding anymore but ill keep a eye out for it..i just hope it comes off soon... :/
     
  20. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    well thats normal -- his head hurts -- give him some banamine

    also a shot of B complex wouldnt be a bad idea