Need Disbudding/Scur Advice

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by prairiegal, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. prairiegal

    prairiegal New Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Hi all-
    Need some advice-
    I have a 5 month old Nubian doeling. She was disbudded around 4-5 days old, but she has a scur (horn?) coming back on one side now. It's less than an inch long- but want to catch it before it gets any bigger!

    What would be my best option to fix this? Banding, re-burning, etc?

    Thanks for your input!
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I actually have the same problem with my 6 month old buck so if you don't mind me sneaking in for the advice also. My mentor/local breeder said I could reburn him with a cattle dehorner but not sure.

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    try wiggling it like you would a loose tooth for a couple days. If that doesnt work then using an elastrator band would be your best bet.
  4. firelight27

    firelight27 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 24, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    I had scurs coming in on a buckling I had and I did what Stacey suggested. I just wiggled it. Since it was so very tiny it just kind of fell off after I fiddled with it for a while. I did both sides like that. But now they are coming back, so I have to keep checking them and "wiggling" them off.
  5. prairiegal

    prairiegal New Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Thanks!! I have never heard of the wiggling before- will definitely try it!
  6. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    This may seem silly, but couldnt you just reburn after you wiggle the thing off? :shrug:
  7. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    My Saanen buckling has/had scurs but him and another buckling were headbutting and broke his "Potato chip scurs" off. So if they are small enough on your goat, I wouldn't see how doing anything others have suggested would hurt. If you decide to do take it off and its semi thick, keep some blood stop powder or a disbudding iron preferably on hand to cauterize just in case of bleeding.