How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

Among horned livestock, goats are the most curious and active by nature. For this reason, their horns are often removed for their own and others’ safety. So, how fast do goat horns grow? Goat horns grow quite quickly, so disbudding must be done within three...
Why Are Your Goat’s Horns Cracking?

Why Are Your Goat’s Horns Cracking?

Horns aren’t just pointy ornaments adorning the head of a goat. Sometimes a goat will get in a fight that results in significant damage to its horns, so even cracks can concern a herd owner.  Goat horns are likely to crack because of an injury. Goats often play...
Why Do Goat Horns Peel? 4 Common Reasons

Why Do Goat Horns Peel? 4 Common Reasons

Even though it’s not uncommon for goat horns to peel and flake, the phenomenon can still give cause for concern. While there is generally no link between peeling goat horns and serious health issues, the matter still needs to be addressed. Just like cows, goats don’t...
Do Sheep Hooves Grow Back Over Time?

Do Sheep Hooves Grow Back Over Time?

Hoof care is critical for ensuring the well-being of sheep. To provide good hoof care, you must understand how fast the hoof horn grows, when to trim it, and what diseases may affect it.  Sheep hooves grow continuously. Thus, even after wearing or trimming, they grow...