Non-Iron Disbudding

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by AlpineKathlynn, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. AlpineKathlynn

    AlpineKathlynn New Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Howdy Y'all!!

    Someone informed me recently that there is a topical solution that can be applied to my week old buckling's buds to remove them.
    I would much rather do this that purchase an iron.
    Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? If so, what is it and where can it be purchased?

    Many Thanks!!
  2. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    uh. I would personally never use the caustic paste! it's terrible pain, and dangerous to those around it. WAY worse than disbudding
  4. Polarhug

    Polarhug New Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Southcentral Alaska
    We looked into that - and decided not to. Works great on cattle, not so great on goats? Plus we don't show or breed for 4H so we decided to go Au-Natural. For now :)
  5. pelicanacresMN

    pelicanacresMN New Member

    I've also heard a lot of negatives about the paste.
    The disbudding iron really isn't so bad. My iron is 10 seconds on each horn bud...then the kids go back to mom & always take a quick drink of milk for comfort & then you'd never guess anything ever even happened to them. They go right back to bouncing all over the place & playing tag with eachother.