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  1. Health & Wellness
    I was just curious if anyone else here uses the surgical procedure for castrating bucks. Most people here use the banding or burdizzo method I think. I actually heard of these for the first time in this forum! What method do you use? At what age do you castrate? Do you do it at home or does a...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, I am 4 days out from banding my now 12 week old buck. It’s my first time and due to difficulty using the banding tool, used a zip tie per the suggestion of a friend with goats who bands by tying a cord tightly or using a zip tie. Seemed easy enough, but now his testicles are swollen...
  3. Kidding Koral
    We recently learned that banding bucklings is more likely to cause stones.(we have experienced this with many wethers and never known why they got them) We are interested in using a burdizzo but when we look for some it seems they have different sizes. We want to castrate on day three so...
  4. Goat Management
    Hi all, I decided to buy a burdizzo to castrate my 9 week old buckling because the fiasco farm website was so adamant (as well as some other articles I've read) that it was the most humane method of castration. I watched videos and read up-- it looked like it'd be fairly simple, but when I...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi All, I have four pet goats -Momma and 3 kids (two doelings and a buck coming up on nine months). I didn't want my one sweet boy to spend a lonely life being tied up, so around 6.5 months I called the vet. She used the burdizzo w/ a local anesthetic -naturally, he still cried. No visible...
  6. Health & Wellness
    HI Everyone, we are babysitting some kids for a friend's farm, and we had to bring one home because he doesn't seem to be doing to well. He has a bit of diarrhoea but not very runny, like think and running down his legs(Sorry for the visual). We noticed that his banding doesn't look quite right...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have a group of 7 retired dairy goats that I keep as companions and weed-eaters on our small farm. Long story short, I was given a nearly 1-year-old male and I need him castrated (quickly!) so that I can put him in with the girls. He also is fully horned, which concerns me not because of the...
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