When I was newly posting, somehow I ripped off the tip of my boy’s ear. A teeny tiny piece that I likely did not get saturated with UniSolve. It looked like a crime scene - blood everywhere. He was fine but was running around being a goofy puppy and I was a solo poster. I got styptic powder on it and he shook his head….etc., and so on. It was about 2 hours of a nightmare. When I get things under control (as much as they could be) I did the Band-Aid over the ear tip to keep medication on it and still be able to post. It works!Tip injuries are fairly common. One of the things you can do if the ears are still being posted is to tape the ear with the injured tip up almost to the tip and use a band aid over the tip of the ear (to protect it) that way you can inspect the tip as often as you need to and simply replace the tip, medicate or whatever until the tip fully heals.
Yeah, Mary--carpenters and machinists are like that--my ex was a machinist when he was going to college and he didn't just measure things twice he measured them three or four times and was forever finding fault with the not absolutely perfect crops on several of my dogs.. <VBG>"that ear was maybe 1/4 or 3/8 of an inch shorter than the other ear but really wasn't noticeable. "
I can tell you weren't married to a machinist! LOL I never hear the end of it if something is 1/4 or 3/8" off!