Disbudding look like they might be growing?

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Hi everyone. Our 6 kids were deluded on 2/7. All but 1 were one week old. The sixth was about a month. Everyone is healthy. No issues. But some of the little buttons look like they are growing. Does this mean she didn’t get the job done...or that the skin lifts up during the process to come off? It really doesn’t look like skin is lifting, it really looks like a couple horns are growing. I’ll get a couple pictures today. Thanks everyone! :)
 

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Ok, I got a picture of Willy...his horn is one we are questioning the most. It looks like it might be pulling away? But, since we already planning to disbud next kidding...we would buy the gun now....

Ps Chris has gloves on because he was just using his bare hands do some nasty pig deeds then he had to help with Busty so he put gloves on so pig urine didn’t get on the goats Ugh
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I hate it when that happens. :hitHe may need a reburn. But I'd wait for a more experienced disbudder to speak up if i were you.
On mine this last time when a redo was needed the caps would swell and be pushed up by little horns, come off, and I had to redo 2/3 of them. The one i didn't have to redo i felt I had burned too deep the first time, but apparently it was just right for her. The others when I redid them I burned a circle then turned the iron sideways and burned on the caps. Ooo, i hated it, but it is what they needed. Bucks sometimes need a figure 8. Burning is just not fun.
 

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Ok...could you recommend a good iron to buy? We saw on Jeffers for only $80...but we don’t want a junky one...
 

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This is the one I use. I've been doing this for almost 30 years and I'm on my second one. If the one I have now wears out - I'll buy another one just like it. One tip -use a wire brush to clean the tip between disbuddings.

Others may use a different one and be just as happy with it. Hope someone else chimes in. :)
 

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Ok...I suppose we should get that one then.....thanks...I was checking out my other boy this morning, and he definitely needs it too. I’ll have to get a picture of Sugar...the 3mth old that we bought.
 

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So, I just ordered the iron that you all suggested...comes in 3-5 days and now I can’t wait! I’m nervous because, today Willy bumped off his bud...and it’s all bloody. I had told Chris about the other thread with the infected horn. But our vet said we shouldn’t need to do anything to them. He wanted to leave it be. I put peroxide on it. What else can I do to keep it from getting infected now that it’s completely bare? Plus, the others are rubbing them a bunch. im sure they are itching as they are growing/falling off/etc....I just don’t want issues! Ugh
 
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