Horn ?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by RowdyKidz, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I am getting a new buck pretty soon. He was born April 17, 2007 He is really nice looking (and friendly) but he will be housed with our other bucks and he has about 1-2 inch long scurs. I really don't need him injuring anybody, bucks or girls.
    When he was a kid they had problems disbudding him, because his horns kept growing back.
    If his scurs do become a problem, what is the most humane way to "get rid of" them? And prevent them from coming back?

    Thanks!
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    scurs you can just nip off, band if theyre long.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    if it isnt a full size horn you can wiggle it and eventually it will fall off. If it is like a horn then I would consider banding it
     
  4. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    If it moves you can wiggle it until it comes off or you can cut it off with a pair of hoof trimmers. Some bleed a little bit. I usually have someone hold the animal down and burn it with the iron a little after its off. Normally they dont come back.
    beth