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This is really not a question but an answer to the question how to protect goat horns from gouging other animals and humans with their horns, I have a little miniature female that I raised from birth, she has really sharp horns, I got her a neutered male to play with and I was concerned about her sharp horns and have been trying all kinds of remedies, rubber hose, cut off rubber hose which worked pretty well, but I finally figured out a cure that will stay on, my son is an electrician and he had all sizes of screw tapered wire connectors large size, they will not come off,they are not soft but are flat nosed so will not be able to poke out an eye.

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HI Larry,
Not sure that 'we' were discussing this..  maybe it was a different expert? BUT this is a great idea.. and I thank you for the input and  information.. good to know. Thank you so much for  offering this  so others can also read it..  I will keep this in mind for anyone who is having issues..

Again, Thank you .. :)

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Specializing in New Goat Owner understanding of goat physiology, goat anatomy, goat care and herd management. *I am not a veterinarian, any advice and information should be verified by your veterinarian before administering to your goats. (! During times of severe weather in the Midwest, I may experience a delay in internet service due to the interference of the satellite reception - but will answer your questions as soon as service is restored. !) Note: Keep in mind, the goat expert is volunteering her time to help other goat owners, she also runs her farm with her own herd of 100 goats and may not be at her computer at all hours. Questions are answered as soon as she can possibly read and answer them, usually within 24 hours.

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23 years experience of raising goats and herd management. Active hands on experience with goat herd and research with various Caprine University Research and Extension Centers nationwide. 15 years dedicated to helping other goat breeders/owners with goat anatomy, goat disease and goat health care issues via phone, published goat care articles and internet interaction. The information I have to offer is not only from personal experience and years of research updated often as new information is made available to me, but supported by many Veterinary Research colleges and all medications and information I have to offer on how the medications work and what dosages "I" use, is information I have acquired by discussing directly with the company's veterinarians and staff research experts.

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12 year active member of International Veterinary Information Service

Publications
United Caprine News, Homesteaders Magazine, Columnist for Goat Magazine, Owner and Author of GoatPedia™

Education/Credentials
Graduate Programs in Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University

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