Its a long story but my friend has ended up looking after someone elses 2 goats, which was supposed to be temporarily but it now seems that she may be stuck with them. She has a liscence to keep goats on her holding,has been told by defra that under the circumstances she can backdate movement liscences & can red tag them, but one of them has a horn that really needs to go, shes quite aggressive ( & always has been, not just under the present circumstances ) & the horn makes her dangerous, rather than just a nuisance.
Its a proper horn, not just a sprig, does anyone know how much it would cost to get it removed by a vet & how successfull it would be ?
We had a goat that lost a horn due to a fight with a sheep, it came off below the skull at sinus level & took months of care till he was out of the woods, the vet said he'd get over it .. or he wouldn't , he did but it was hard work. The goat in question has an aggressive temperament & maybe it would be best if she was pts now, my friend is willing to give both goats a home, but as she has children, obviously the aggressive one has to be made 'less of a threat', they'd both be securely fenced in their own area , but goats being goats you can never be sure that they'll never escape.
Chickens, ducks, geese, horses, dogs, cats & anything else that turns up on our doorstep won't be turned away.