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  • 1. What is the differencebetween horns and antlers?
  • 2. The Difference Between Antlers and Horns
  • 3. Antlers► Antlers shed each fall and grow back in the spring.► In the spring antlers are covered with velvet, and composed of blood and nerves.
  • 4. Harvesting Velvet ► Occurs at 65 days of growth, after increased sunlight causes blood flow to stop and nerves to die.
  • 5. Antler Velvet Production
  • 6. Interesting Facts► Must accumulate 50 or more pounds of calcium salts to grow antlers.► Caribou and Reindeer only deer species that have females that bare antlers.
  • 7. Horns►a keratinized sheath that covers a core of skull bone.► Blood only runs an inch into the horn.
  • 8. Dehorning ► Dehorn when young. ► Itis best to dehorn on cool dry days.
  • 9. Dehorning Continued
  • 10. Interesting Facts► Batawana cattle horns can grow with enough weight and length to deform their skull.► Hornsnever shed, but can be broken or cut off.
  • 11. Questions
  • 12. What is the differencebetween horns and antlers?
  • 13. The Difference Between Antlers and Horns
  • 14. Antlers► Antlers shed each fall and grow back in the spring.► In the spring antlers are covered with velvet, and composed of blood and nerves.
  • 15. Harvesting Velvet ► Occurs at 65 days of growth, after increased sunlight causes blood flow to stop and nerves to die.
  • 16. Antler Velvet Production
  • 17. Interesting Facts► Must accumulate 50 or more pounds of calcium salts to grow antlers.► Caribou and Reindeer only deer species that have females that bare antlers.
  • 18. Horns►a keratinized sheath that covers a core of skull bone.► Blood only runs an inch into the horn.
  • 19. Dehorning ► Dehorn when young. ► Itis best to dehorn on cool dry days.
  • 20. Dehorning Continued
  • 21. Interesting Facts► Batawana cattle horns can grow with enough weight and length to deform their skull.► Hornsnever shed, but can be broken or cut off.
  • 22. Questions