Scurs or Horns?

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by OhCee, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    My 8 week old buckling is disbudded. But he's got points growing at an amazing rate, it seems...

    They don't wiggle (ie not just subcutaneous- they're attached to his skull) and the base isn't a whole circle, more of a thinner oval... Horns? Scurs? Am I worried over nothing?


    Will try to get pics... he doesn't like me messing with them!

    Thanks!
     
  2. WalnutGroveFarm

    WalnutGroveFarm Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Im not sure but the way you discribe them sounds like he is getting scurs. If he isnt to old you could probably have them burned again. But two times is the limit for me.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    sometimes one burn isnt enough to really kill that horn base. Sounds like he will have horns or you can have him disbudded agian to reduce that risk
     
  4. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    This happened with one of mine and I had the vet remove them.
     
  5. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

    609
    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    Rut-Roh.... Ok. I ordered my Iron from Jeffers... It's back ordered :(

    His papers all say "disbudded" will I be able to show him if he has horns??? That's why I got him, to do LA and Shows =/
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    no you cant show with horns if he is a dairy goat
     
  7. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

    609
    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    He's a Nigerian Dwarf... awesome >.<
     
  8. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

    810
    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    If they are scurs, you can just "band" them off. Takes a few weeks, but then they're gone. Haven't had any of mine really grow back after banding, but it's only been about 1.5 years...so don't know if banding scurs is a "permanent" solution. We only use banding on scurs though, not fully grown horns. And our scurs were only about 2" big.
    Check out the other post of the day/evening regarding scurs and banding scurs for additional info.
     
  9. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

    609
    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    Thanks Traci, Can I take him to LA with bands on?
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    is LA a show? are we talking a AGS or ADGA show?
     
  11. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

    609
    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    Oh sorry, it's ADGA Linear Appraisal. I was going to take him this year to get his young stock scores, then I'd want to wait until he could get his adult scores...