Burn through skull??

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Beverrlly, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    Did I burn through her skull?? This is my first disbudding on my own--I think I screwed up and I'm terrified I killed a doeling. One spot on her head turned pink and is weeping and looks almost like a hole. I held the iron on for about 5 seconds the first burn and 5 seconds the second burn. I'd take pictures but I sprayed with fural and it just looks kind of yellow now. I can take pictures if you think it'll help. I guess my question is that if I DID burn through her skull is there any way she'll survive? She's acting fine now but I'm scared anyway. :help
     
  2. Tim Pruitt

    Tim Pruitt New Member

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    You probably didn't hurt her if you did it for 5 seconds on each side. With a 200 watt iron, I count one thousand one, one thousand two and so on until one thousand ten and then up to twelve on the next one because the iron has cooled a bit. That's about 10 - 12 seconds on each horn bud.

    Believe me, if you could have burnt through her skull - she would be dead, dead, dead!
     

  3. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Tim is right you probably didn't burn long enough if anything.
     
  4. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    OH good....not long enough I can handle...I can always do it again if need be but I can't undo a hole in the head!