Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Q: Can I remove horns with the Callicrate Bander?
A: Yes. The loops do a great job of removing horns, even three inch diameter horns on 10 year old cows. It will take approximately one to two months (depending on the size of the horns), but there will be no hole into their sinus and other than some tenderness, no discomfort or pain for the cow. Duct tape needs to be placed over the loops and wrapped around the horns.
(View slideshow Horn Removal here.)
The rubber is fragile on top of hard horns and the tape gives great protection
Q Can the Callicrate Bander be used to ‘tip’ horns rather than removing the whole horn?
A Yes. Use one loop and put it over both horns and the poll so the loop is in contact with the base of the horns.
(View Horn Tipping here.)
Ratchet a couple of times to tighten it down some (not necessarily to the back of the slot- it will vary depending on the size of the horns). This shuts off the arteries at the base of the horns. You can then tip them to whatever length you want. VERY IMPORTANT – CUT THE LOOP OFF AFTER A FEW HOURS. If not, the top of the poll will die from lack of blood.
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