Banding/Castration Question

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by GoatMominFL, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. GoatMominFL

    GoatMominFL New Member

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    Dec 19, 2009
    Both boys I have still have the band on. Their balls are gone, it's all shriveled up now. The area looks clean, no pus, no blood, nothing and it's not black either. A friend used the banding method once, but it was not for castration and not on a goat. The tumor turned black as it died off and it fell off and it also turned black on the other side of the green band also. He brought me the dog to have it cleaned and I cared for her, cleaned it and in about 2 weeks it healed and you could not tell the dog even had a tumor there. BTW This was on a 60lb 10yr old Pit Bull with a breast tumor that was already removed 3 times before surgically and he did not want to put her under again or put her to sleep, but the tumor was growing again so he banded it when the Vet said to put her down. This sweet dog lived another 6 months happy, tumor free until the cancer spread to her lungs... the tumor never came back though... But anyway, just a little explanation on that.

    I was just wondering will the goats sack turn black also? Does it always falls off or do you need to assist? I think the breeder said they had been banded for a week or 10 days, not too sure, I just emailed her. I can take pics if needed. Just want to make sure what to look for.

    Thanks
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yes... it will turn black... it is dead tissue.....and there is no need to help remove it..... it will fall off on it's own....just make sure it isn't infected around the belly area .....
     

  3. GoatMominFL

    GoatMominFL New Member

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    Dec 19, 2009
    Ok so it's basically what I already took care of... I will watch them and clean it like I did the dogs if/when needed. So far so good...

    THANKS :thumb:
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I never had complications with ours....keep him in a dry ...clean area.... check it sometimes....clean it if needed.... it will fall off with time..... One day soon ...you will look ...and it will be gone..... when you see it gone.....check his tummy area where it was ... to make sure... it isn't infected and clean it.... if it needs it.... then put blue spray on it.... If it looks good... it should finish healing with no problems.... then your done.. :wink: :thumbup: