We just came into possesion of two nubian does. They are 3.5 months into their first pregnancies, due to kid around Christmas time, they are already developing the sweetest little udders. (I love that point!) The problem is that they both have never been disbudded and now have a nice set of horns each. I figure we have three options. Surgical dehorning at A&M. We have seen VERY good results with it but it is $$$ tho we really didn't spend anything on the does themselves. I am not sure that it would be good to expose them to the anesthesia when they are pregnant...and what about later when milking? Banding. We have seen mixed results from this. Definitely not ideal. I am concerned about the pain and possible infection while pregnant plus the fact that we have not ever seen it work really well, at best we have seen tolerable results. Not doing anything. This would be only for a brief period of time for I have no intention of subjecting the animals already here to horns nor do I intend to house them separately for life, I simply do not have the room and our milking set-up cannot accommodate it. I am merely talking about not doing anything until they kid. But then we are back to the same set of questions.