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Elastrator Band Dehorning GRAPHIC New pics pg 10

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    We banded this Pygmy doe's (Rebeccah) horns 10/4...and here's the progress as of today. Seems to be working well...

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009

  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Not bad....so how long before the horn grows back???
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    AFAIK they won't regrow. The man who taught us how to do this had done several of his does, and none of them had scurs. I suppose if they do regrow, we'll have to use the iron to kill the growth cells, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
  4. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Van Meter, Iowa
    Was there another thread on this? I would be interested in more info if it's available.
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Nope, you'll have to Google it. I wasn't willing to try it until we were able to find a reputable producer who had hands-on experience to show us what to do and how it worked. It's not fool proof, not painless...but useful to know about. Poor Becky is our guinea pig.
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Wild. I'd always heard that those don't work.
  7. Kittikity

    Kittikity Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Can you show a pic of what her horns looked like before?

  8. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    thanks for the info I may be interested in trying this. My luck with the iron did not work at all.
  9. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
  10. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i don't have any goats but plain on getting some soon! but why do you want to take off the horns? and when they do fall off do you have to put anything on them?
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008

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