Dehorning

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I have been dehorning with a Porta Sol butane burner at 5 weeks old . Now the calves are 3 months old and some have a horn starting . How does one know when you have burned the horn bud enough with out going over board ?

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Our method with a hot iron was to burn the entire horn cap till it could be popped off, there would be a copper colored ring all around the base of the bud were the iron had been applied. We would then pop off the cap and cauterize the entire exposed area. It's an experience/touch thing.

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> I have been dehorning with a Porta
> Sol butane burner at 5 weeks old .
> Now the calves are 3 months old
> and some have a horn starting .
> How does one know when you have
> burned the horn bud enough with
> out going over board ?
 

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