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Old Apr 8th 2009, 04:41 AM   #1
  Apr 2009
  Clarksville , Iowa
I just got this on the old board in time to have this new one take over so I will post it here also.

I guess the time is coming for the velvet horns and damages that come with them. I thought I would share pics of the repair I did on one of my three yr. olds , Trudeaux last year. He got crowded going through a gate and broke open his beam , on the left side , all the way top to bottom of the beam as well as over the top and under , too. It was open maybe 3/4 of an inch and the total length of the tear was around three inches. I figured if I called the vet he would sew it up and I can do that so I gave it a shot. When I started I had no idea I would be able to get the torn sides back together or even close. I just started putting in stitches and working my way from top to bottom and it closed up completely. When it was done , only the threads of the stitches showed where it had been damaged.... no other sign at all!!! I couldn't believe it . Before I started work , it was washed and cleaned of blood , stitched up , and covered with salve to keep bugs off. It never even missed a beat....healed immediately with no infection or drainage. The scar did make the beam split , though , as the pictures show. We scored his sheds this spring with a spread of 20 inches , at 216. Hope this gives some info on do it yourself stitching on your trophys. Jim

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Old Apr 8th 2009, 05:17 AM   #2
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Thanks for the info's good to know you can repair their antlers like that!!
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Old Apr 8th 2009, 06:29 AM   #3
  Apr 2009
  Clarksville , Iowa
I found the injury within about 1 hr from the time it happened and got the repair done in the next hour...if it had dried up I doubt if I could have done much repair....but fast repair worked here. Jim
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Old Apr 8th 2009, 02:38 PM   #4
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
Don't forget "crazy glue" to stick it back together and repair cuts in velvet
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Old Apr 8th 2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Go on ebay buy derma bond skin glue.
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