Dehorning wire has been used for many years for removing mature or semi mature horns. This special wire is made of steel with saw teeth.
A short piece is locked into the special handles and then simply used as a saw around the horn base, as close to the skull as possible.
Change wire after 2 or 3 horns. Use hot iron or Dehorning Packing to stop bleeding.
Allow animal to stand quietly afterwards. Do not mix immediately with other stock. Also useful for de-tusking boars.