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I called my vet to ask how much for disbudding Brownie's babies. The reply was $84! :shocked:
Is that pretty typical? We disbudded last year for my Alpine's baby and the horns grew anyway. Afraid we didn't do it long enough. But boy did that little one scream!!

I was hoping the vet could come out and do this years babies so we could watch and learn then do it ourselves next time. Now I not sure I can afford it.

Let me know your vet's prices if you've ever had it done "professionally".
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Dana
 

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Wow! That is ridiculous! Most I was charged at the vet was $28, including anesthetic. I nowtake all babies to a breeder who charges $5 a kid. I agree to try and find a breeder to show you how. . . chances are they will do a much better job too.
 

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I obviously got ripped off (didn't know any better). I was charged $20 per kid (including the cd/t shot).
 

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My babies go to the vet on Saturday, and they quoted a price of $25 or less for two. Which I thought that didnt sound to bad. But I would really like to learn to do them myself. Just have to find someone to show me. My breeder that I got the boys from said she would, but she is so busy.
 

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Just about every vet I know of puts the goat under for the disbudding. I figured it was just the common thing for all vets to do. They should be experienced enough to get that done safely. Only problem I've really noticed w/ vets is that they tend to over-burn. I had one baby come back from the vet looking like they had used a cow disbudder!! Last time our kids went to the vet for disbudding. . .
 
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