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

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by GguuxActual, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. GguuxActual

    GguuxActual New Egg

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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!
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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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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