goats - disbudding and registration???

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2 questions -

I have a 4 month old sannen buck. He had been disbudded twice with an iron before I bought him but he keeps growing skurs (sp?) what can I do to keep them from coming back? Last night he butted heads with my doe after he had broken through the fence and the skur broke off. It didn't seem to bother him but he bled like crazy.

I was checking the tatoo in his ear since all the excess dye finally wore off and it it not the same as what his registration papers say. The first letter is a D when it should be an S I am going to call the lady I bought him from but is this going to create a problem for me in the future? Thanks -

-- Kathy (jubilant@ncweb.com), July 16, 2001


We have adult bucks and does that get scurs. We just take the pliers to them periodically. If they bleed much you can sprinkle some stop- bleed powder on the wound. They don't like having these pulled, but I don't think it hurts much.

You really should get the tatoo issue resolved if you ever want to show him or register his kids.

-- Skip Walton (sundaycreek@gnrac.net), July 16, 2001.

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