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Disbudding issues with my buckling...need ideas.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Cindiloohoo, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I have a five week old buckling. The lady I got him from disbudded and did not do a great job, they're starting to grow back, which I personally don't mind if they do. However...he had a bloody stub this afternoon. We got it to stop and it doesn't look infected, but anybody have experience with this and what can we do to help him? I've never had to deal with this before [​IMG] No experience whatsoever with disbudding or poor disbudding attempts. should I be worried? He really seems fine [​IMG] Maybe he just got a little rambunctious and bumped it too hard on something?
     
  2. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have some blu kote spray it on there to disinfect.. or 7% iodine works too. watch for infection, thats pretty much the only thing i would be worried about. we always wait till the kids are 4-6 weeks old before we disbud.... usually dont miss the bud if we wait till then [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I would put blu-kote on it and then a coating of SWAT over that.... then you can wrap it with gauze and vet wrap if you feel shes getting it dirty... (main thing is to keep it clean and flys off of it..)
    Thats what our vet had us do when he removed our goats horns..
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Thanks ya'll! Will do.
     

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