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Help!! Goat knocked horn off!

 
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Location: Kalispell, Montana
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I went out to feed this evening and found our billy goat COVERED in blood. His previous owners did not properly disbud him, so he grows these goofy little horns that get pretty long, but they don't get good enough blood flow to stay intact. A minor impact knocks the horn off and he bleeds a little bit, then it regrows. This time, however, he knocked it off and it is bleeding profusely. A vet visit is out of the question at this point, as I do not have the funds to pay a vet to doctor a free goat. I am pretty good at home vet care, but this is a new one for me. What do I do?
 
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Location: Humboldt County, California [9b]
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This lady had the same problem. here's what she did


http://goat-link.com/content/view/25/29/
 
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Location: Texas
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Hello,
We had similar situation.
In our case, we used ashes.
The ashes help form a clot and keep the flies away.
 
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You can try using a disbudding iron to cauterize the area.
If you, keep the scurs nipped off short, they are less likely to have a catastrophic injury.
Good luck!
 
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