What's more, the horns often grow back - but not in a good way.
"Because boy goats have so much testosterone, after about a year, they almost always grow back these little horn scurs," Lauricella said. "It's where the horn just wants to keep growing back in, and it's not a full horn anymore. So they'll grow, maybe an inch or half an inch, and some of them will curl back into the goat's head, and you have to treat them."
Disbudding has also been linked to serious medical conditions like meningoencephalitis, which is the swelling of the brain and surrounding tissue.
"I was just shocked at the lack of compassion and the lack of mercy this vet had, and just absolutely no heart to do this to this tiny baby," Lauricella said.
Thankfully, Lauricella doesn't think Lawson's in pain anymore. His head just looks awful. To remedy the situation, Lauricella turned to hats.