dehorner


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dehorner

instrument for removing the horns.

Barnes dehorner
two sharp-edged scoops hinged together. Opening them forcefully brings the cutting edges together. Suitable for calves up to 3 to 4 months of age.
hot cautery dehorner
an electrically heated instrument that resembles a round soldering iron with a flat, indented head. The iron is heated to red heat and placed over the horn to burn a ring of skin at the base of the horn. The horn is not removed but is allowed to slough. Satisfactory for use in calves up to 2 months of age.
Keystone dehorner
a guillotine type instrument with detachable blades. Has handles 3 feet long and is capable of chopping off the largest cow horns and most bull horns.
tube dehorner
a metal tube with a very sharp edge at one end and a wooden round palm-fitting handle at the other. The tube is placed over the horn and rotated to isolate the horn skin. The tube edge is then used as a gouge to remove the horn. A hole in the side of the tube permits the debris to be removed. For use in calves up to 2 to 3 months of age.
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Patent 534,112: Dehorner, patented by Henry Leavitt, Hammond, Ill.
They've studied the patents on what Jim calls hog "jewelry," including ringers and snooters, which he says were "cruel, cruel implements made to keep hogs from rooting," milking machines, and cattle dehorners.