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dehorning paste?

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:18 pm

I've actually used it on bottle calves. Stuff works pretty good. I've never put it on one, that was out running with the cow. Will it work under those conditions?
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Re: dehorning paste?

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:19 pm

Bigfoot wrote:I've actually used it on bottle calves. Stuff works pretty good. I've never put it on one, that was out running with the cow. Will it work under those conditions?


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Postby Bigfoot » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:28 pm

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Bigfoot wrote:I've actually used it on bottle calves. Stuff works pretty good. I've never put it on one, that was out running with the cow. Will it work under those conditions?


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Did you put a patch of duct tape over it or anything? Thought that might help. I could see them rubbing the paste of sucking, or even the old cow licking it off.
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Postby Dave » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:46 pm

I have used it on a lot of bottle calves. I have also had a couple of those calves get a ear folded over while rubbing its head and burn a hole through its ear. For that reason I never use it on a calf who is sucking a cow. I use a hot iron on those calves. Although my preference is to dehorn 283 days before birth.

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Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:54 pm

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Caustic Burno wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I've actually used it on bottle calves. Stuff works pretty good. I've never put it on one, that was out running with the cow. Will it work under those conditions?


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Did you put a patch of duct tape over it or anything? Thought that might help. I could see them rubbing the paste of sucking, or even the old cow licking it off.


I haven't used it in years as I dehorn at conception now.
I put vasolene around on the hair area and treated the bud with a small dab of paste a couple times over the course of a month.
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Postby Bigfoot » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:56 pm

Dave wrote:I have used it on a lot of bottle calves. I have also had a couple of those calves get a ear folded over while rubbing its head and burn a hole through its ear. For that reason I never use it on a calf who is sucking a cow. I use a hot iron on those calves. Although my preference is to dehorn 283 days before birth.


My preference to, but I've got 20 some odd heifers fixing to start calving from a LH bull. Many will be poleed anyway, but a few won't.
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Postby Supa Dexta » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:50 pm

I have a cheap pair of cordless clippers. I give em a buzz, apply paste, and cover with duct tape.

Ive also thought a quick singe with a propane torch may be enough to clear the hair out of the way. But haven't tried that yet - My clippers suck though, so it may not be far off.

The tape will help with licking and also the calf transferring it to her udder.

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Postby Nesikep » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:49 pm

I've never needed to use the duct tape over it... The paste works well if applied properly to the bud.. enough of it, but not so much it runs off
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Postby cattle60 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:37 pm

Paste I use, says You are supposed to keep calf away from cow for 6 to 8 hours after application.

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Postby skeeter swatter » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:06 pm

When I used it I would part the hair and just cover the bud. Did them as newborns, worked fine.

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Re: dehorning paste?

Postby Nesikep » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:08 am

skeeter swatter wrote:When I used it I would part the hair and just cover the bud. Did them as newborns, worked fine.

yep, that has worked for me as well
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