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Removing Scurs

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by AlleysChicks, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Jul 10, 2019
    Georgia Girl

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    I had one with a scur like that, I got a pair of needllenose pliers and lifted it up slightly and was going to use my hoove trimmers to trim it, when I lifted up it was loose and I just slightly pulled and it came off without any cutting and no bleeding.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    That is awesome, wish they all would do that :) :yesss:
     
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    You can get a scur nippers that will take off the scurs. It is easier than wire. You should trim the scurs before they get too big to avoid having them double over and maybe grow into the goat's head. Order through any livestock catalog. Since the scurs usually don't have a blood supply (or at least very little) there will be no pain in clipping them and no bleeding. If they bleed use Quickstop powder or in a pinch you can use flour.
     
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