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Pymgy goat healing after disbudding... (Picture included)

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HI BYC,

 

I recently bought a little Pygmy doe goat.  Right when she was finished weaning (8 weeks), I picked her up and took her home.  We quickly decided to have her horns removed and took her to our local farm vet.  Now, a month later (12 weeks), the crown of her head still has some major healing to do (see picture).  Is this normal, or did the vet just do a poor job?  Our Pygmy doesn't seem to be in any pain, but it does look very weird.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!


Edited by GguuxActual - 9/28/15 at 11:33am
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I don't think I ever seen a dehorning like that, were they burned, caustic, or sawed off, I can't tell by the picture the technique used. It does look like whatever they did was done incorrectly.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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I think I know what is going on but you are not going to want to hear it.  It looks to me like the horn is regrowing.  In other words, she is developing a dandy set of scurs.  Most vets are really not familiar with how persistant horns are in goats and how difficult it is to get them to stay gone once they are removed.  If the goat were mine, and this is strictly my opinion, I would find a goat breeder in my area who has an electric dehorner and have them burn the horns.  This may have to be repeated more than once.  That is what I think.  Sorry.

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