[Jacob-list] trimming horns
buffgeese at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 16 11:15:17 EST 2004
What did the necropsy say as to reason for death? There are lots of reasons out there for an animal to show up dead----and I have yet to hear of trimming horns as an explanation. You can get mighty bloody if you trim too hard, and I can imagine excess loss of blood if you went down too low---but I would think that would be more than obvious by the surroundings and mess left behind.......Mary Ellen
Melanie <melanie.boxall at sympatico.ca> wrote:
All I have to offer is that I tried to take a tiny piece (about 1") off a
6-month-old ewe whose horn was turning towards her eye, and the next day I
found her dead. I'm now absolutely terrified of trimming horns and just hope
I don't get any more twisted ones like that!
My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelley Rambo"
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 4:28 PM
Subject: [Jacob-list] trimming horns
> Someone asked about training or trimming horns. I have not tried training,
> but have heard that sometimes weights are used to train cow horns. I use
> saw wire (in the gynecological sections of the livestock catalogues) to
> trim the horns and have cotton balls, vet wrap, yarrow, homeopathic arnica
> & hypericum on hand. I usually give them the hypericum and arnica before
> I start (1 dose of 200c each). If they bleed (which I try to avoid if I
> can), I will cover with fresh yarrow (if available) and pack with cotton
> balls and cover with vet wrap.
> My vet mentioned and I also read just the other day that some horns can
> just be banded and then they fall off. Does anyone have experience with
> that on Jacob horns?
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