18. Dehorning and Descenting

  1. Mary C. Smith DVM Diplomate Professor1 and
  2. David M. Sherman DVM, MS Diplomate Clinical Associate Professor2

Published Online: 10 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780813818825.ch18

Goat Medicine, Second Edition

Goat Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, M. C. and Sherman, D. M. (2009) Dehorning and Descenting, in Goat Medicine, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780813818825.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    American College of Theriogenologists, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

  2. 2

    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Department of Environmental and Population Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780781796439

Online ISBN: 9780813818825



  • Dehorning;
  • Reasons For and Against Dehorning Goats;
  • The Polled Goat Alternative;
  • Disbudding Kids;
  • Dehorning Older Kids;
  • Dehorning Adults;
  • Postoperative Care;
  • Problems Associated with Dehorning;
  • Descenting


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dehorning

  • Descenting

  • References