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Old 05-04-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Another disbudding and dis-budding iron question

Can you disbud a baby that doesn't have little nubs yet or do you have to wait until they have the little nubs?



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Old 05-04-2011, 02:50 AM   #2
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I use a Rhinehart 50, I wait for nubs. Vicki



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Old 05-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Ok. Thanks.

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Default Re: Another disbudding Question

Oh, another question...Why exactly are the irons made in a circle instead of with a tip that is solid?

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Old 05-04-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: Another disbudding Question

Because the hornbud itself is round, and you are trying to kill off the area where it grows from.

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Actually Michelle, with a second iron it makes all sorts of scents to burn your copper ring, an then using and iron that is solid in the middle, burn down the middle of the circle even with the outside copper ring. The biggy and why most get scurs is that their outside diameter of their copper ring is not big enough, because of the tips that come on the disbudding irons.

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The reason I am asking is because I modified my iron with a copper cap that fits down inside the circle. This makes it burn an entire circle not a ring. Haven't had a chance to see how it works yet. I need more babies!

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The reason I am asking is because I modified my iron with a copper cap that fits down inside the circle. This makes it burn an entire circle not a ring. Haven't had a chance to see how it works yet. I need more babies!
That will certainly transfer more heat to the head and cool down the iron rapidly. I would be concerned about the massive heat transfer that will take place and its effect upon the kid.
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The problem with using a soild tip to start with is that the hornbud makes the area cone shaped. Right now with the less diameter of most tips, you already get that rocking motion when trying to seat around the hornbud, this doesn't kill all the horns root all the way around, and makes scurs grow. You can make the area flatter by taking you hoof nippers and cutting the middle of the cone off flat. You want the copper ring around the hornbud to be deep, then go back and burn the middle of the circle, either by laying the burner on it's side, or like what we are doing, using another iron that has a soild tip on it, that fits inside the circle we made with iron number 1.

So in my mind, you soild circle will not burn deep enough around the edge like it needs to unless you are going to do kids a day old. Vicki

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I can't be thankful enough for all these disbudding tips. I need to buy my first set of irons and kid box and will be looking
for the best options for my herd shortly.
Thank you for sharing all this great info. I am so worried about hurting my kids.



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