Banding Buckling advice needed

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Rascal66, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Rascal66

    Rascal66 Active Member

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    Feb 7, 2019
    USA
    Have a buckling that's about 6 weeks old, growing fast and is thriving well. We have someone coming to get him at the end of the month but wanted him banded. We went ahead and did the job today, but being our first time, I'm very paranoid about it, and I'm worried we might have banded a bit too low? We were worried about doing it so high up, but we feel confident we got his nuggets underneath the band. I would love to hear your thoughts and advice if possible. I didn't want to band him so early, but I'd rather have him in our care and make sure all is well before he leaves to his new home. Here are a couple pics.
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  2. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    It looks pretty normal. We do try to get them a bit higher but you cannot take that band off now. He might just have what looks like a lil fat roll back there now. Were you sure to not get teats in the band. And in the future he can go to a new home freshly banded. The new owners can just watch it like you will. If he has not had his cdt shots he needs an antitoxin shot though.
     

  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Looks fine but in the future would put the band a little higher.
     
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  4. Rascal66

    Rascal66 Active Member

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    Feb 7, 2019
    USA
    Thank you so much for your feedback! And yes, we made sure his teats were out of the way.
    Can you please help explain a bit about the antitoxin shot? We were going to be giving him his CD&T shortly, but what's the difference? Also, do they carry it at feed stores? Do I still need to give him the CD&T? I wasnt fully aware of the antitoxin part.
     
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  5. Rascal66

    Rascal66 Active Member

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    Feb 7, 2019
    USA
    Thank you so much for your advice! We had briefly spoken to our neighbors who bands his little bulls all the time, and mentioned to keep a little extra skin if you can when banding, hence why we were afraid to go do high up. But after watching so many videos, I felt like maybe we still had the band too low. I just hope all goes well.
     
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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    If he hasn't had CD&T shot and booster, he isn't protected against tetanus.

    Tetanus Antitoxin gives them instant, but short protection. To prevent tetanus from happening.
     
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  7. Rascal66

    Rascal66 Active Member

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    Feb 7, 2019
    USA
    Good info!
    I'm going to the store now, tractor supply has the antitoxin in stock. The little guy will be leaving the farm soon, would I still need to give him the regular CD&T anytime?
     
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  8. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    You need the tetanus antitoxin, CDT vaccine won't provide immedaite protection.

    I'd vaccinate with CDT and booster 30 days later when he's 8 weeks.

    He's really young to be castrated, he will need a very carefully watched and balanced diet. UC is a big concern.

    For the future, never castrate sooner than 12 weeks.
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  10. Rascal66

    Rascal66 Active Member

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    Feb 7, 2019
    USA
    Hello!

    Just a bit of an update. He is acting very lively, running around, eat and acting normal.

    I took a picture of how its looking.
    I'm wondering, is it beneficial or necessary for any aftercare? (As in applying iodine etc).

    Here is how it looks.
    And the sac itself is looking flat! Is everything looking okay?
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  11. Calistar

    Calistar Well-Known Member

    Looks good! I like to spray a little blue kote on the raw spots, but I think they'd heal just fine even if I didn't. Your guy looks like his wound is clean so you're probably in good shape.
     
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  12. Rascal66

    Rascal66 Active Member

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    Feb 7, 2019
    USA
    Awesome, I'm happy hearing this. I don't have any blu-kote on hand. Would a dab of Iodine be okay?
     
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  13. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Dilute some iodine with water to reach a light tea color and spray it on.

    I never recommend BluKote for banding sites. The bright color can block signs of infection.

    Neosporin works well too.
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I always use blue kote, it helps keep it dry, keeps flies away and is for wounds.
    I spray it 2 x a day if needed.
     
  15. twilightGG

    twilightGG New Member

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    Oct 4, 2020
    Overton,NV
    when should i band my goats cause they are only a week old and both nigerian dwarf bucks ? or should i try to sell them as breeders?
     
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  16. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    12 weeks. If they don’t have some superior genetics sell them as wethers
     
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  17. twilightGG

    twilightGG New Member

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    Oct 4, 2020
    Overton,NV
    thanks ill put that onto the calander
     
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  18. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    3-4 months.
     
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  19. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    I spray with iodine or chlorohexidine before I band and let dry a bit before applying the band, then spray with blukote after. I spray with the blukote every 2 or 3 days until the sack is gone and the site healed.