Neutering goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by StacyV, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. StacyV

    StacyV New Egg

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    So I have read all the literature on the internet. My kid is 6 weeks old and I think its time to neuter him. What do you think is the best method? Banding, cutting, burdizzo??? Any advice would be much appreciated!

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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I am taking my one boy who is to become a wether to the lady we bought our goats from since we don't have the equipment to do wethering. I know she does banding. If I were to do it myself, I think I would feel much more comfortable banding than using the burdizzo.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    I prefer banding on goats especially those that are for show or pets...not sure why but that is my oinion
     
  4. StacyV

    StacyV New Egg

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    I, myself would feel more comfortable banding but I keep reading about how inhumane it is. People that have done it seem to have had no problems.
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
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    When we had our goats I watched the woman band them before they came home. They did have current CD & T shots to help with any infection that might arise. It seemed pretty simple. Just make sure they are old enough where both ...... well thingies have dropped and make sure to band "all" of them. Good luck.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have also read that it is more inhumane than the burdizzo, but I think that I would rather do the banding once and have it done right, than try to use the burdizzo and possibly have to go back and do it again if I didn't get it done correctly the first time.
     
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
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    We band.

    Please wait until he is 8 weeks old or more...the older he is when he's wethered the better his chances at avoiding UC.
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    That is good to know Kate. I thought I had read that, but then the lady we got ours from said I could bring him along next week to be banded when we take the girl to be disbudded. He would only be a bit over two weeks.
     
  9. PoultryScienceAggie

    PoultryScienceAggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait as long as you can before banding.
     
  10. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We prefer banding, and wait until at least 8 weeks. We also give them a tetanus anti toxin shot.
     

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