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Does anyone know of someone who does disbudding of goats? I live near Galveston but will travel to have it done.
My husband and I have tried for the last two days to disbud a kid and still haven't got it. We have never seen disbudding done and don't have anyone to show us how. I am going by the instructions online. I know we are not leaving the iron on long enough, but I am afraid of burning too long and cooking the kid's brain and killing him. These kids are pets, so I really don't want to mess up. We have burned about 5 times today and about two yesterday and only have a very thin copper ring. And the kids are now 17 days old. I wasn't able to do it when they were first born as I didn't have the disbudding iron yet. And we have not been able to do it until now. So, I was hoping to find someone who could do it for us; or even just demonstrate how it is done.
I have this kid and three others to do. these are all 17 day old nubians; three bucklings and one doeling.
Also, is there any chance of infection since we didn't get it finished? I sprayed with Furral when we were done.
I am so thankful :D to all of you who keep this forum going and who are always ready to give helpful advice to people like me who know nothing about goats. I would really be in trouble without this forum.
Thank you,
Belinda
 

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Belinda call Kenny....you will have to pay her gas or meet her up here, but she is great. 936-232-8327 She charges $5 per kid, also does shots, bands, shaves, trim feet, tattoo's nearly any kind of regular management, great to watch her to learn also. Vicki
 

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Thank you Vicki. :D I will call her. Is she in Cleveland? I will meet her if I need to. It would be great to be able to watch someone, as we have so much to learn.
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Belinda
 

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She is about 12 miles or so out 105 between Cleveland and Conroe. I am about 12 miles north. Vicki
 
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