Disbudding question

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Kyla206, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Kyla206

    Kyla206 Member

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    I've read conflicting opinions on whether or not to treat the newly disbudded area with iodine or antiseptic powder right after you're done. Should I put anything on the area, or wait & put some type of salve on the next day? And, if yes on the salve, what kind? I have learned so much from this site! A true blessing to all of us goat newbies! Thanks in advance! ~Kyla
     
  2. Wendy

    Wendy Well-Known Member

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    I usually don't put anything on it. If you do I would use something like Furall. I would not put an ointment because that will keep it moist & it heals better if it is dry.
     

  3. Lancelotacres

    Lancelotacres Well-Known Member

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    No infection should set in that area after it has been cauterized with a disbudding iron. I give mine a handful of crushed ice to the head as soon as they are done. Check the fiasco farms website I think they may put an ointment on after a day or so.
     
  4. moonspinner

    moonspinner Well-Known Member

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    I use any of the many blood stop powders right after you disbud. Works fine, never had a problem. I really like Wonder Dust.
     
  5. Teacupliz

    Teacupliz Well-Known Member

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    blood stop why?? The disbudding spots do not bleed. I do not do anything if they oozz I use blue coat to help them dry out.
    Liz
     
  6. Lemontreefarm

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    I thought the same thing - I have never had a goat bleed from disbudding - I never put anything on the burn. Just give the baby lots of TLC and a bottle or momma - They are back to normal the next day. Good luck - It something no one likes to do.