I think I banded my goat wrong

SarahFair

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I did it maybe 3 weeks ago. I know for sure I got both testies in because I double and triple checked before I let the bander go..
He was older when I did it because I wasnt sure if I was going to sell him or not.

Well they are dried up and flat BUT I checked it today and there is dried puss looking stuff. I moved it from side to side and you can see pink (the under skin) and a creamy puss.
Ive had a goat that was banded before but I never checked to see how his was doing, they were just gone one day.

I dont know if I put the band up too far or if this is normal or what!
I tried rolling it down as far as it would go but... I dont know if it rolled back up?
Anyone experience this?
 
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Bear Foot Farm

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That's fairly normal
You can spray it with a disinfectant (Iodine, Peroxide, etc...) and it should be fine.

It can take over a month for them to drop off.

If it looks really bad, give him a shot of Penicillin
 

SarahFair

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Its not horrible.. and I got a spray bottle at the $1 store and have been spraying it.
As long as its normal



I know it can take a long time for them to fall off. He was not tiny
 

greenfamilyfarms

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Quote:


It will leak fluid/puss for a while as it heals. If it starts to have a smell like it's infected, you'll need to clean the area with betadine. It will sting like the dickens but it will help the wound dry up.
 

SarahFair

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No stinky smells, but then again I havent stuck my nose to it either

But from a close distance nothing smells
 

greenfamilyfarms

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Quote:If you aren't easily grossed out, you can take a swipe of the fluid on your finger and bring it to you nose.

OR... you can lean over and sniff. Make sure we get a picture of you sniffing a goat's behind.
 

hennyannie

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Mar 12, 2011
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SarahFair, the last one we did was a bit older than we normally band, and it took forever before he lost the ummm.... you know!
I did give him one shot just to be sure, but all was well that ended well!
And yes I forgot all about the high winds myself!!!!!
 

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