Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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We have an 8 week old buckling who we neutered this morning using a Ritchey Nipper!  It went smoothly relatively speaking.  About a week ago though I noticed a different issue - a scur coming up.  Now they are in 3 places, about 1/2 inch tall and pretty thin (so they are kind of sharp).  What should I do?  I'm concerned about him hurting someone else when headbutting.  Do I have him re-burned by the vet? (I'm doing the burning next year)!   cut them myself somehow (how?)?  Any ideas.  Thanks, Ralph

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Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on June 22, 2014 at 7:35pm

You can just use hoof trimmers to snip off the pointy parts. He is the one more likely to be hurt with head butting as they are not very well attached, and butting heads sometimes causes scurs to get knocked off. Don't panic if/when that happens though. It may bleed a lot, but it is usually not a problem.

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Comment by Kelly on June 12, 2014 at 4:28pm
I have a doe that is about a year and a half that has some scurs so I am anxious to see any other replies.
Comment by Kelly on June 12, 2014 at 4:27pm
I have been told that you can either twist, cut, snap or, if they are bigger, shave them off gradually. I don't know if reburning is a good idea.

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