These are pedigree Boer goat kids, 6 days old and are were brought in to the surgery for a short general anaesthetic and disbudding (removing the horn buds). They have a very thin skull but fast growing horns, so this needs to be done when young, when the horn buds are not too big but since they are so young, the amount of local anaesthetic required can give levels high enough to become toxic in goats!
So we use a GA to keep them very still and allow disbudding quickly, using a red-hot disbudding iron, so that we avoid overheating and damaging the brain through the thin skull. Alistair carried this out on these near-Christmas arrivals, who were just a bit sleepy here, after the procedure was carried out