This particular job is not a one-person event so I called on David Quilinderino to provide some muscle. One of the toughest jobs on our farm is "horn duty". I do not like disbudding baby goats, nor do I like removing horns that were left to grow naturally on older goats and I most dislike removing scurs from goats. Scurs are not full horns but partial horn growth. They usually occur when a part of the horn bud remained after disbudding the goat as a baby. It happens all of the time and is a normal chore if your raise goats. Scurs tend to curl as they grow, usually headed toward the goat’s skull. It’s important to keep scurs trimmed on a regular basis, they can become uncomfortable for the goat and dangerous if left to grow without trimming. Making sure the goat is held steady is necessary when working on the head of the goat. A milking stand works very nice for this purpose and helps the goat feel most secure. There are a variety of tools one can use to remove the scur. I normally use a wire saw so I can accomplish the cutting by pulling instead of using a saw that cuts by pushing. I have heard of an electric dremel tool being used. I am sure it can be a real time-saver but I am not confident enough in my ability to hold the goat's head still to use a power tool. On this goat, a hacksaw was used on Mattie's scurs. Mattie is a Nigerian Dwarf, 6 year old buck and dreads scur removal as much as I do. Just a little blood, a few goat screams and it was all over.