In the FB group Clove Oil Disbudding, a new member informed us that she and her parents use Clove oil topically to remove horn buds. Her family has been doing this for years. Needless to say, it caused a bit of excitement. No injections or hot iron? Pain-free disbudding? Yes, please!
We’re all still cautious about it, but it looks promising. A couple of people in the group took the study to their vets, and the vets agreed to do the injections for their own study. The admin of the group is one and is posting the progress on her blog. If anyone wants more information or wants to follow progress as several have now injected or are trying topical applications.
I have to admit, I’m very hopeful about this. Topical requires more, so I’ve ordered more Clove oil, and the needles are set aside for now.