Sugar's banded horns finally dropped! (pics)

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Dreamchaser, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I was really scared that they wouldn't come off. I hadn't had a chance to re-band them, only because I still had her "dunce cap" on due to her putting her head through fences. So the single bands stayed...

    Well the other morning, they fell off. When I went out to feed, I jumped. I didn't recognize her at all at first! Even though it took a lot longer for them to fall off, there was no blood, other than a little bit left inside the horns after they dropped off.

    Before: (old photos though)

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    After:

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  2. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Re: Sugar's banded horns finally dropped!

    Same thing happened to my buck, I was worried they wouldnt fall off, then one day they did!

    Congrats!

    We want pics!!! :)
     

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: Sugar's banded horns finally dropped!

    cool :thumb:
    before and after pics!!
     
  4. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Re: Sugar's banded horns finally dropped!

    Awesome, that's exactly what you want to happen. Unlike my Indy, who decided to break them off butting another goat. Poor girl!
     
  5. jduwall

    jduwall New Member

    565
    Aug 7, 2009
    Re: Sugar's banded horns finally dropped!

    how do you band a horn? I have a doe (Dottie) that has a spur that looks like it may curl down...is fine now but would love to get that off of there...she is also preggos....can I do anything now?
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Sugar's banded horns finally dropped!

    That is terrific.. :clap: ..A big congrats.... :thumb: :greengrin:
     
  7. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Re: Sugar's banded horns finally dropped!

    photos added!
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Nice...... :thumb: :greengrin:
     
  9. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    444
    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    Shes probably liking that she doesn't get her head stuck anymore! I do have a question, If you had the option to do it again would you? Ive got 2 that I would like to dehorn with bands but I'm unsure about it still.
     
  10. dtincoelemari

    dtincoelemari New Member

    58
    Nov 16, 2010
    Arizona
    ok... I have to ask :doh: How in the heck do you band a goats horns to get them to fall off? :scratch:

    Dreamchaser
    I do have to admit Sugar looks like a whole new goat :cool:
     
  11. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    444
    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    Do you know the banding tool you use for castrating/wethering buck kids? Well you take a band and put it at the base of the horn against the head/skull. Some people make a notch in the horn first to keep the band in place while other use tape or another band on top of the first one. In a 1 1/2 - 2 months the goats horns fall off because the bands are so tight they cut through the tough outer part of the horn and then cut off blood supply to the artery causing them to die and fall off.

    I hope that is what you wanted to know!

    ETA: There is probably a thread here about it too, I just didnt look.
     
  12. dtincoelemari

    dtincoelemari New Member

    58
    Nov 16, 2010
    Arizona
    Good to know =) Thanks! Way simpler then figured.. :thumb:
    Ok lol so now I have to ask this umm, do you have to burn the area where the horn falls off after to keep the horns from growing back? :shrug: Or do they just not grow back?
     
  13. Trace

    Trace New Member

    269
    Dec 28, 2008
    Oh my word I just about had a heart attack when I scrolled down becuase at first glance I thought the red tape was blood!!!!

    Congrats- she looks very cute hornless. :)
     
  14. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    444
    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    Im not entirely sure if they grow back or not since you sever the nerves and blood supply. Depending on the size of the horns you may or may not need to cauterize the bleeding from where the horns were.
     
  15. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    LOL. I knew someone would think the tape was blood. No, actually, that was the remnent of the tape holding the band in place when I first banded her. She rubbed it off eventually, but the band had done it's damage before she rubbed the tape off. I notched the base of the horn with a hack saw. I did not go deep enough to draw blood, just enough to make a tiny slot for the band to catch better. I used an elasticator bander that you would use to wether a little buckling with.

    And YES, I would definatley do it again. In fact, I have a buck that I bought that was not properly disbudded, so he is my next target! LOL
     
  16. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    444
    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    Great to know Dreamchaser! I have heard good and bad experiences from it but now mostly all good from it. I think im going to try it.

    Thanks
     
  17. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I've never seen it work really good on a buck, but it might on scurs. Someone banded their buck and then he scurred real bad, but at least scurs are easier to keep under control.

    Fancy lost one of her horns today. The other was rock solid so I had to reband it. So she's a uni-goat now.