Post by Jerseylady*Heather* on Apr 28, 2009 22:52:16 GMT -5
;D ;D ;D Ok so like three weeks ago we were out banding calves, and thought for fun we would put bands on my goats horns, they frequently are using them and beating up the non-horned buck. Any way we put the bands on they were VERY loose, and I figured they wouldnt do anything and the bands would just fall off. Well they stayed on and I went out give them a scratch tonight and low and behold one was missing a horn. So now I have a one horned goat. We are going to reband them and hope the other one falls off. Has anyone else used bands to dehorn a goat and has it worked? What kind of bands do you use? I will take pictures tomorrow. Will the horn regrow can we burn it to prevent regrowth. She is so much nicer to our buck since we banded them.
Post by Jerseylady*Heather* on Apr 30, 2009 23:18:41 GMT -5
Nope no special equipment just a three dollar bag of rubber bands from the feed store we just slid them on. The other horn looks kinda funny.I dont know if it will fall off or anything. I was totally shocked. We even put bands on the cows horn that is half way hanging off. I would love it if her horns were gone. She hit me with one the other day and I decided they have to go. I guess we will see if it works or not. We do get kida creative about things around here.
I use the elasticator bands I use to wether bucklings. I usually use 2 at a time on the same horn. Some take longer than others for them to come off. I dont use regular rubber bands as they arent strong enough.
This goat was dangerous with the horn. She was a bully and so I took her to the vet. The vet cut it off but left a 2+ inch sharp stump. She hit me with that and I had Roseanna put 2 bands on her and we duct-taped it.
It took a LONG time but today it is gone! Yippee, it worked.
Sally McD. (has been SallyMA, and SallyCA in prior years.)
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