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Burdizzo method of Castrating -- How long until ya know

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ametauss, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two weeks ago I castrated a yearling since we decided not to breed him anymore and it was my first attempt...

    I thought about taking him to the Vet but he wanted $100 to do him and the Burdizzo was cheaper...

    I let him out after a week and he started to act a little Randy so I locked him up again... His testicles do look smaller but when will I be able to tell that I did it correctly???

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  2. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Sorry, I don't know. That's why I band - no questions!
     
  3. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have banded but his testicles were TOO BIG to get thru the opening in the bander.... I tried one at a time to get them thru but he's really hung and there was NO way they were going thru...

    Burdizzo was the only method left to me w/o having to buy a bigger bander and by that time it would have been up to the $100 that I could have spent getting the Vet to do it....

    My Aunt suggested that I just use a regular ole rubber band but that just didn't seem like it would be tight enough and as I said he was really big... For a Pygmy he looked like he had a pair from a Boer goat...
     
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    hahaha yes sometimes you have to put them through the band one at a time...takes a little doing but it usually works.

    Never use anything other than bands for castrating. Good choice on going with the burdizzo instead!

    I would imagine they'll shrivel up if it took...that usually takes about 3 weeks with banding for them to shrivel...
     
  5. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I band too, for the big boys though I had to buy a bander intended for bigger calves instead of the regular goat bander as I just cant get the big boys to "fit" in the little green bands. I just fixed my 3 year old buck yesterday so that he can live the spoiled wether life. But even then I wont allow him up in the girls pen for about 2-3 months to be sure.
     
  6. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Yeah, I band as well, I would just keep on hand a bander for larger calves.
     

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