Originally Posted by ozexpat
you can watch the process on YouTube.
pigs don't have a hanging sack that is amenable to banding
I have a an "elastrator" I use on goats but you have to watch for infections in the tropics.
back in the day my pop and I could band nutsacks and tails of a couple of hundred lambs in a day
I have seen both process for lambs on youtube... banding and the more traditional way.... I would rather do it the more traditional way.... slitting the sack letting the testicle drop then crushing all the veins that attach it before removing the testicle. I can't imagine with that many a person would do it by biting, but with a crushing tool.
They do horses in a similar manner Unless they are Cryptorhchid. Gets very expensive then.
So I imagine Pigs would be similar... slit the sack crush the veins then remove the testicle... My horse shoer was the one that did pigs at my boarding place... He used a new razer blade (before the days where scalpels were easy to come by) Feathered the cut so the vens would close off on their own. Heck back then the stable owner was still using metal Syrringes to administer horse shots....
I passed out.... I wasnt even watching just hearing Inky and Stinky scream because they were tied up... Not for any pain because the "surgery" wasnt happening yet.
Edited by perchie.girl - 12/16/14 at 2:40pm