Banded incorrectly?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by greatcashmeres, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    HELP did I make a mistake banding (castration)?

    Isaac was banded at 2:15 pm but he seems so lethargic after. Temp. 101.5/101.6.

    Jett temp 103 also banded and some what lethargic, but not as bad as Isaac.

    Both are 12 weeks.

    Is banding normally this hard on them?

    Pictures of them both-do you see a mistake?

    Do you need more pictures?

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  2. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Re: EMERGENCY

    Looks good to me, and my boys are usually a lot less active the day they are banded.
     

  3. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: EMERGENCY

    The bands look to be where they should be, is it very warm there? The lethargy could be a combo of the banding and the heat. Have you seen them pee yet? Or are the ends of their peeps wet? Most often when I need to band, the little guys are a bit lethargic but I anxiously wait for them to potty afterwards so I know for sure that I didn't get too much in the band. It took the buckling I banded this past Spring almost 3 hours for me to see him pee.....I think he knew I was watching him.

    I'm sure your boys are fine, make sure they are drinking plenty...even give them some sweet kool aid or gatorade so that they drink.
     
  4. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Re: EMERGENCY

    Thank you FarmGirl 18 and Liz. It is humid here and I have offered Gatorade. Isaac was wet so he may have peed after the banding. I have given Nutri Drench. We will put a fan on them. I wasn't expecting this reaction so quickly and it had me scared. Thank you both for the reassurances.
     
  5. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: EMERGENCY

    :hug: I'm positive as it cools off and they get more accustomed to the "odd" feeling they'll be back to being normal 3 month old kids!
     
  6. citylights

    citylights New Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Re: EMERGENCY

    The bands look good; I usually wait til early evening to band my babies. They will sometimes cry and kick out, or lie down on their sides and stretch out. They may act depressed for up to 24 hours. Watch for unusual selling, heat, etc. Poor babies, it hurts! I'm a softie, so I usually give a tiny shot of Banamine 20 minutes before. Pygmies, I use .1 cc.
     
  7. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Re: EMERGENCY

    The boys are back to some of their normal things, so I believe my scare is over with.
    This is good to know; I had no idea about the depressed part. I will continue to monitor for the things you mentioned citylights, thank you. I will also go the Banamine route in the future.

    Can you all tell it's my first time banding? Thanks again for the support. The boys seem to be really crashing and I thought for sure I must have done something wrong. I had no idea it could have such an effect on them.

    Stacey or Mods please move this from EMERGENCY section. Thanks
     
  8. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: EMERGENCY

    :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
     
  9. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Re: EMERGENCY

    Glad to hear they're feeling better. Seems like you did everything correct and the banding looks good. :thumb:

    I take it Allison has had a good day since she's been giving everyone such a hard time this afternoon. :ROFL:
     
  10. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    148
    Jan 29, 2009
    Before banding I give lidocaine in three separate injection areas where I'm going to band. I wait for the medication to kick in then band. Once the numbing agent wears off the nerve is deadened so my little guys haven't had any problem. I did 11 buckings this year and no issues. My vet came and did the 3 year old buck and followed the same procedure. He also did well. The vet commented that he was really expecting a rodeo although none of us was disappointed :)
     
  11. mnspinner

    mnspinner New Member

    477
    Aug 13, 2008
    In general I've found the first couple hours post banding can be hard on the little guys. Some even cry. I do the procedure right before bedtime so they can sleep it off. By the next morning they're much better, but can be sore for a few days.
     
  12. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Thank you powderhooves and mnspinner. Sure thought I had read enough and although I was nervous, I knew I had to do it to get past the fear. Goes to show, you can always learn more.

    powderhooves, I'm not going to let the boys read your post, they are sure to say "ah, duh grandma you didn't think of lidocaine!!!" :doh:

    You're spot on about this, today is really the best day they have had-doing the most of their usual things.