All kids are given a meloxicam gel for pain relief and disbudded by a hot iron that burns the whole horn growing area. We also anaesthetize all kids with a safe short acting intravenous anaesthetic. Total cost is $49 a kid plus any travelling. Kids need to be disbudded as soon as you can feel a horn bud which can be 3 days in dairy breed buck kids or 5-7 days in doe kids or sometimes 2 weeks in miniature doe kids. Some buck kids with large horn bases with be disbudded using the figure of 8 technique. Phone to arrange an appointment just after kids are born.
Adult goats are dehorned when needed to protect other goats and people from injury. Costs vary from $120 for kids approximately 2-3 months where there is no open frontal sinus to $165 for does where they need to be bandaged due to an opening into the frontal sinus. Adult bucks wont be done. as there is too much bleeding and the opening takes too long to heal. This is done using 2 local nerve blocks per side and a injected unaesthetic so the goat is asleep.
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Scurs can grow into goats heads and need to be removed before the scur breaks the skin. Costs are $120 if no opening into the frontal sinus or $165 is the scur is large enough to leave an opening an opening and hence need bandaging.
Horns can grow into goats heads and need to be tipped before the horn breaks the skin. We check the horn temperature before cutting so there should be no opening into the frontal sinus .
To prevent urinary calculi castrations should be delayed until the maximum width of the urethra has been achieved at 2 months. We do castrations under anaesthesia with autoclaved surgical instruments. To meet the demand for a cheaper option, we will also band under anaesthesia. Pain relief afterwards for both method.
Hours are generally negotiable but generally unavailable Friday or Monday unless late afternoon. I teach vet nursing during normal school terms. Available week-ends at no extra cost
Examination of goats and property by Dr Sandra Baxendell, goatvetoz
$88 if less than 5 goats. $55 if a short consultation of 10 mins e.g. to vaccinate 1 or 2 goats.
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Here is a video of how we disbud kid- they feel no pain as anaethetized and get pain relief that starts when they wake up
This is how we castrate a buck kid under a full anaesthetic.and using techniques to minimize bleeding and infection.