Demonstration of Rhinehart 220 Volt Dehorner by our friends in Paraguay. Available with European, Australian or UK cords.
GRAPHIC VIDEO!! This is an educational video showing how I disbud a boy (buckling) goat. I preface this video as a Suggestive video of how our farm does it! In this video which os filmed by a young student on our educational Farm, the taping sometimes does not get all of the picture in but you will hear me clearly explain what I'm doing. I do shave the goat's head with an Oster Clipper unit with 000 blade on it. I like using the triple zero blade because it takes off the most of the hair and gets it all the way to the skin so you can see everything that you are doing but also when disbudding you do not get a bunch of smoke that will come up in the air and possibly burn your eyes and of course have the smell of burnt hair. Once I shave the goat's head and because this is a boy you must shave a larger area to have a open canvas to see clearly what you are doing and of course to do it properly. I use a Reinhart X-30 disbudding tool. This unit is made specifically for goats and small ruminants with horns. I place the disbudding tool the open circle part directly centered over the bud that is growing out of the head. You place it directly over and begin to use firm pressure pushing down for what I do is a 10 second count and you rock it in all different directions to get a full and complete disbud all the way around the horn. Once I do that you want to do the same thing on the other side. Once those two circles are done around the bud of the horn, because this is a boy, on a goat the boy's horns are triangular at the base where is the girls are are circular at the base. In this video it is a boy the kids call him Bambi so we will be doing the second part of the Figure 8. When you go to do the second part of the Figure 8 you will place the Rhinehart x30 disbudding tool on 8th slight angle like a 45 degree angle take the edge of it and at the peak of the little horn growing up begin to press firmly in their to make a Groove that you will use 2 press down to make the second part of the Figure 8. Because Boys Orange grow on a triangle they are slightly pointed inward so when you go to do the second part of the display on the right horn you will go a little bit to the left as if you're pointing at 11 o'clock and when you do the right horn you will do it on an angle as if you're doing the second part of the Figure 8 to 1 o'clock. Once you get the groove in which takes only a few seconds to push down on the peak of the horn you press it forward and do your 10 second term pressing rocking in different directions this button. Once that is complete pull up and you'll be able to see several times that you can pull the little skin cap off to see your area of complete this product. At this point you should have a figure-eight slightly angled on the top and a deep Groove in the middle with this you have reached success. At this point go ahead and get a product I recommend called blue coat place your hand over the animal's eyes to protect it and spray the top of the head completely covering both circles. This is a fungicidal, like a liquid antibiotic bandaid, that you spray over the top of the disbudded area that you did and completely coat it lightly. At this point take the boat out of the disc button box and you can either place with Mom if the goat is being Dam raised so he can go over and be comforted and get a little bit of milk from mom. If he is bottle-fed go ahead and love on your little goat and then give a nice warm bottle of milk it's a great comfort to the animal. At this point you also want to make sure that you have given your goat his CDT shot. I recommend giving small goats CDT shot at time of disbudding, at two months. then three months, at 6 months and from then on out yearly birthday. It is imperative, in my opinion, to give the CDT shot. Some people just do it at the time of this disbudding and then at their birthday each year. It is a choice specifically for each Farm. I hope this video helps you as a suggestive way to try this Disbudding. We have found great success with this on our farm and have a low rate of Spurs growing up from the goat's head. I wish you luck on this budding and if you have any questions please email me any time. I will continue to add more videos to this page for educational purposes to help you learn different things to do on the farm. Thank you and have a very blessed day. Happy goat hopping from us here at Pure of Heart Farms. Email: Pureofheartfarms@gmail.com
The process of disbudding, including administering local anaesthetic and using a disbudding iron.
This was my chore for the day so I thought I'd share it with you. My previous disbudding video is more of a walk through if you need the nitty gritty details. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/Az2oS6ymnmA?list=PLmAiDBictzbqRtQ-LIBa2N3T1TzQPlf2T
Hi guys Liz here. I've been asked several times so I just finally decided to do it so here is... a video on how to diisbud a goat. Our herd is mostly contained of Nigerian dwarf goats. This is a young boy known as a buckling that we do a figure 8 disbudding job. I will use the Rhinehart disbudding tool known as the X30. The Buckling is held in what is known as a disbudding box with the headrest. You can find these at Hoeggers Goat Supply online. I do recommend that you the headrest attachment it has brought great success for me. With this process and him being a boy you must do a Figure 8. When you do the Figure 8 you do it on a slight angle for the second part and turn it in just a little bit because of the way boys horns grow. When you do the second Circle have it on an angle as if you are pointing it towards 11 o'clock. In this video I do a 10-second burn for all of my Burns. I rock it around back and forth and in different ways sometimes people say you can do it in a Figure 8 rotation. As I push down with a pretty good firm push you'll feel it as you just break through just a quick pop and I pull it up at that point because the skin is completely burned I pull the little cap of skin off that way you can see the top of the horn and as the second process goes of doing the second part of the Figure 8 you have good control and a great canvas to be able to see to bring the X30 Rhinehart disbudding tool on top. When I come to do the second part of the Figure 8 for disbudding the boy I put the edge of the Rhinehart disbudding tool in the center point that is coming up on the top of the goat's horn. I put pressure to push it in and within about two seconds you've made a little Groove I use that as a control point to them quickly bend the Rinehart tool forward to your 11 o'clock angle point so you'll be making your second part of your figure 8 of disbudding the buckling. So pressed down make the groove and then come forward and again make your 10-second rocking with the tool to do the second part of the process. So I pressed down then I come forward I rock it again for 10 seconds. You'll see in the video again the skin up top is detached you can pull the last piece of the cap off and you'll be able to see completely the work that you've done. I show you how to do it on the second side so both sides end up having a figure 8 markings, both slightly inward you should have a good looking figure eight for both and that will help protect him from getting scurs. When you have completed both disbuddings, you want to spray with a product called blue coat it is a fungicidal antibiotic like a liquid Band-Aid it comes out purple even though it's called blue coat(LOL) it is sprayed across the top to seal off all of the areas where you've have disbudded on the skin and skull. This video is just a suggestion, it's not how I tell anybody you have to do it but this is what has brought great success here on our farm and has really not allowed any scurs to grow on any of the goats on our farm. I hope this video helps you as a Suggestion Only of what has brought success here on the farm. You can email me at anytime if you have questions. This is a graphic video. I do give a warning before you watch it. Because we show our goats and this is a children's Educational Farm center, we must disbud our babies at a young age. We Believe also because it's such a quick process the animal has a lifetime without horns and we'd prefer to do it that way. Thanks for watching the video again I hope it helps you and I pray that you have a blessed day.
How we dehorn our Nigerian Dwarf Kids. I use the Rhinehart X30 with a 1/2 inch tip. They were dis budded at 9 days old. We used Alu shield spray after, but blue kote is fine as well.
The medicine administered was lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and Xylazine (a sedative and analgesic, brand name Rompun). Horn buds were cauterized using a dehorning hot iron. The calves were up and chipper within a few hours. This method is painless for the calves and eliminates the risk of eye injury that can come from using caustic dehorning pastes. Dehorning performed by Louise Calderwood.
Behind the scene from one of my stories, I learned all about disbudding goats.
Kid Goat Disbudding In this video we briefly explain the steps to take in order to complete a successful disbudding. To save time and to make this video seem more humane, we have cut out parts and all of the actual burning with the dehorner. Stay tuned for the raw & uncut version of this video. Knowing how and when to disbud a kid goat is an important part of owning and maintaining goats. It is really simple, although not something you are ever going to enjoy. 1. Shave the area on the head before attempting to disbud. This will make it easier to find the horn buds. 2. Heat the disbudding tool for at least 10-15 minutes (depending on model). You want your horn iron to be very hot. Test it on a piece of wood. When held to the wood it should make an immediate ring. 3. Carefully hold the hot horn iron on the horn bud for about 6 seconds. You should see a good copper colored ring, and the blackened remains of a horn that you didn't see before. 4. Make sure that the copper/caramel colored ring is completely round. 5. Keep watch for the next couple of weeks. If the horns start growing back you may need to repeat the process. No one likes to disbud kid goats, but it is one of those things that needs to be done, and done very well. Learn to hold the disbudding horn iron firmly so you can get it done right the first time and not have to do the process over again. Have someone help you hold the goat down so that when or if the kid struggles, the process will be easier and done with the least amount of pain inflicted.