Dr. Naylor Dehorning Paste


Dr. Naylor Dehorning Paste 4oz

Dr. Naylor - Dehorning Paste provides a quick, economical method of dehorning young animals at any time of the year.

One application over horn button does it. No cutting or bleeding. 


For use in dehorning calves or kids as soon as buttons can be felt (about 3 to 7 days of age). Reduces stress from dehorning at an older age. No cutting, bleeding or infections from this method. For best results, clip hair around bud and keep the animal tied up and/or away from other animals, as well as out of the rain for six hours.

Species: Beef and dairy calves and goats

Active Ingredient:
Calcium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide.


This product allows the young animal to be dehorned with little to no restraint. 

Quick and easy method of dehorning. 

This method has little to no effect on the animal’s milk intake or daily gain.


Contains calcium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide. 

This is a poison. Keep out of reach of children. 

Do not get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest.

For animal use only. 

Antidote external: Flood with water, then wash with vinegar. 

Antidote internal: Give vinegar or juice of lemon, grapefruit or orange, copiously followed with olive oil. 

Eyes: Wash with 5% boric acid solution.


Clip off the hair over and around the horn button. With a wood applicator, apply the paste to a spot the size of a quarter once only.

Apply as soon as the horn button can be felt - when the calf or kid is three (3) to seven (7) days old. Keep the animal tied away from others and out of the rain for at least six (6) hours.

Dehorning Older Calves: To dehorn older calves, six (6) to eight (8) weeks of age, where the horn button has started to grow, remove the hair and roughen a ring approximately one-quarter (1/4) inch wide around the base of the horn where it joins the skin, with a small scraper or file (do not draw blood). Apply a thin film of paste over the horn button and over the roughened ring around the horn button. Apply once only.

Be particular to apply a thin even coating and only as directed. The reason it is advisable to remove the hair over the horn button before applying the paste is that it is then easier to see that the application is in the right place and in direct contact with the skin.

To further contain the Dehorning Paste, form a ring of udder balm or petroleum jelly around the horn button prior to application.



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