I have had terrible luck with disbudding -- and I haven't even done it myself yet! I bought 6 Nigi doelings in early summer, and out of the 6, 4 started to re-grow their horns after being with me for a couple of months. Two had been disbudded by a relatively new breeder -- I took one of the kids back to be to her and she said that the horns didn't need to be re-burned, but afterwards the horns kept growing -- and two had been disbudded by a vet. (The only ones who didn't start growing scurs came from Castle Rock Farm, which goes to show it helps to buy from long-time goat folk.) Anyway, I found a local vet who loves goats, and she gave all 4 kids a numbing shot and then reburned the scurs for me. But, she cautioned that it might take a couple of attempts to totally stop them from growing, since they weren't done right when the kids were young. When she burned them, the scurs were about 1/2 inch long at most. In the last week I've realized... at least three of the goats have horns growing back in (with the fourth, the scab hasn't fallen off yet so I still can't tell, but given my luck it will probably start growing in too). Two of the goats have pretty slow-growing scurs and one seems to be growing in way faster than before. It went from nothing to 1/2 inch in like a week! This is getting tricky: the kids are now going on 7 months old. It's pretty expensive to have them burned at the vet's. (She misquoted me a price originally and stood by that for the first round... but the normal price is at least $100 per goat.) I just ordered a Rhinehart X50 from Hoegger's because I'll need one for kidding season anyway. So here's the question: do I reburn them myself, or do I take them back to the vet's so they can get a numbing shot? (The goats still scream like the dickens, and the vet says it doesn't help all that much, but it does help a little.) My fiancee has told me that I'm going to have to do this on my own eventually, and that most of my reasons for not wanting to do it myself are silly. (Like, I'm afraid the goats won't like me afterwards, and I'm a little bit chicken.) Has anyone had this much trouble with scurs, and had to reburn this much? Any advice on what to do? I feel bad for putting my goats through this, but I also feel like it's better for them in the long run -- I've heard enough horror stories about scurs growing back into their heads, and horn surgery removal to realize that I really don't want a goat with horns. Thanks for any help!!