How important is xing the bud after burn.

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Thanatos, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Hi all. I am brand new to this forum and raising dairy goats so..... My doe Luna, a nubian 2nd freshener, gave birth to a gorgeous singelton doeling 8#1oz named cleopatra on march 6. I disbudded on Sat march 14. I use a "Rhinehart X50 Disbudding Iron with Small Caprine Tip". I got a great burn looks great but I didn't burn the bud in the center. I read in here after I did the deed that alot of you do that. I got down to the white(skull) on both sides. She seeped a very tiny bit several min after the burn, but we blue koted her head(very comical to see a red doeling with white ears and a blue forehead btw). Please tell me I dont have to re burn, or can i just go and x-burn the bud now? :?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    chances are she will be fine. its the bucks that you really need to do the extra burning on. If it starts to grow back then just reburn and do the X

    But I wouldnt go back and do it until you are sure that the burn job you did wasnt good enough. Chances are it was though and great job on doing it yourself :thumb:


    welcome to TGS :cool:
     

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I would like to welcome you here to the goat spot. :wave: So glad you are here with us.

    Congratulations on the new baby doe. Do you have a picture of her? We love pictures.

    I can not help you on the horn thing because I do not do that, but I am sure someone will help you.
     
  4. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    I will get some pics up asap. Just doin this on a work comp and dont have any here. And thx for the good words bout doin it myself. I just figured if I was starting a herd I should try to do as much myself as I can. :type:
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I don't disbud.. so I can't help with your question..... but wanted to say.....welcome ...we are glad that you joined..... :wave:
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    its always important if you are going to raise goats that you learn to do as much as you can or have a vet or experienced goat raiser around.