Wattle Removal

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by KJFarm, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. KJFarm

    KJFarm Senior Member

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    Is there an easy way to remove wattles on newborns without a vet doing it. I usually don't mind wattles on my Alpines, but I had a couple of doe kids born today, that I would like to have the wattles removed. An older goat friend of mine, told me years ago, that they could just be snipped off at birth, with little bleeding, but I never was brave enough to find out!!!
     
  2. Odeon

    Odeon New Member

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    I just use a sterile pair of sissors, then spray the cut with iodine.
     

  3. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Wonder if you could tie dental floss around real tight and they would fall off like testicals do
     
  4. Odeon

    Odeon New Member

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    I suppose you could, but sissors are so much quicker, and cleaner. No atrophe that can get infected, just a clean cut, and it's over.
     
  5. SherrieC

    SherrieC Active Member

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    yep Snip, and diP
     
  6. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    Yep. Snip and dip. I do it all the time. Probably 75% of my kids have 'em because of buck. I don't like wattles.
    Kaye
     
  7. Harmony Goats

    Harmony Goats New Member

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    I have only taken wattles off of one goat before. We use a rubber band that we cut. They fell off alot faster then with the dental floss. But now she has 2 little wart looking things where the wattles were. Now I have another doeling with wattles but she will most likely keep them.
     
  8. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    Clipping leaves a much better cut with no scar or bumps.
    Kaye
     
  9. KJFarm

    KJFarm Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone!!