What's to old to neuter a goat??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ametauss, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lovely Pygmy Billy.... I love him to death and so do my three does.... He's bred them all... Good boy that he is....

    He's got the biggest set on him and he's just a year old.....

    I don't have a separate pasture to keep him separated from the does and I really don't want to get rid of him.... Is he to old to band or use the crimper on???

    I read all the time about the smell but Newt doesn't smell bad, I just don't want to breed any more after this bunch of kids... Besides DH would kill me if we have any more babies....


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  2. Bear Foot Farm

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    It CAN be done at any age, but once they are over a few months old it should be done surgically by a Vet
     
  3. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea if banded or cut etc. should be done young.
    at his age, get the vet.

    or sell him if you don't mind. cause if small pasture and no extra space, you have alot of kids coming with 3....maybe it pushes the herd to the limit......but if you really want to keep him, I would do vet now.

    and read up on what to do to cut any new bucks...cause your does could throw boys.
     
  4. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid you all would tell me it had to be the VET.....

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  5. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually it should be very cheap.

    our vet does them in the barn. we set up a clean area....it is quite simple really.

    then just standard care after.

    I don't know if yours will do that........but don't ARRgh...too much...but I know....[​IMG] the word vet is just horrible to the wallet.
     
  6. Banding a goat is tricky enough in its own right. You need a cool and dry place and get them out of the yard for awhile. My wifes whatever (he is really old) banded all his goats in the summer and left them out in the yard. They ALL died.

    Yep, a vet is the answer for an older goat.
     
  7. greyfields

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    You'll need a vet to cut him. It won't cost you much. As a perk, you can eat the testicles as well. They're excellent on toast with a bit of garlic, butter and sage.
     
  8. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    greyfields, I can send them to you... that just sounds SOOOOO GROSSSS.....

    No into Rocky Mtn oysters either.....

    Now to find a VET that does house calls.... I'm sure I could get Newt into the back of my SUV but I'd rather not if I don't have to....

    My VET said he'd do it if I brought him in..... same as for a dog neuter of the same weight.... around $100.....

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  9. greyfields

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    See if you can find a livestock vet. My guess it will cost you closer to $50 if you can bring the goat to him/her. Putting a goat into an SUV is not uncommon and is a notion you should get used to. [​IMG]
     
  10. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I paid around 65$ for mine. But my vet is a large animal vet.
     

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