Banding question - Added pics!

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by HummelHill, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. HummelHill

    HummelHill Member

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    Aug 7, 2008
    Montville OH
    Hi all,
    I just banded my 7 week old bucklings. It was my first time banding, and I am a little concerned with how one of then ended up. On one of them, the band is very close to his belly, while the other one has a little bit of the scrotum between the band and his stomach. I checked and both testicles are below the band on both of them, but I am worried that the one that has the band up by his stomach has it positioned too high. Yet, that's where it had to be to get both testicles below it. Is this going to cause him problems???

    Thanks

    Ok - looking at him again, I think the issue (if there is one) is that I've got it somewhat uneven....it is closer to his one nipple than the other, I think I have more of his stomach skin in on that side. Poor guy, with me not knowing what I'm doing :( Does it look like I need to redo it???? :help:
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Banding question

    As long as the teats are not in the band and there is not a big pinch of skin - you should be fine. If you can get a pic that would help
     

  3. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Re: Banding question

    And just check to make sure his wee wee isn't caught in the band. You can usually feel under the band and tell if it's caught or not.
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Banding question

    Wee Wee - :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
     
  5. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Re: Banding question

    I could have said Wiggleworm. :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
     
  6. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Banding question

    When I worked in the clinics - there was this little old lady who had a chihuahua and she would call it a "lip stick" now that was just wrong! :ROFL:
     
  7. HummelHill

    HummelHill Member

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    Aug 7, 2008
    Montville OH
    Re: Banding question

    Oh no! I didn't know that was even possible :shocked: Now I'm going to worry about that too! I took a pic, but I'm having a hard time getting it downloaded. I hope to post it in a few.....
     
  8. Candy

    Candy New Member

    Re: Banding question

    Allison, you KNOW it's called Mr. Winkey formally! :ROFL: :ROFL:
    Candy :sun:
     
  9. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Re: Banding question

    If they can pee fine then you haven't caught his penis. You can also feel along his penis and make sure it isn't caught in the band. (No I'm not being fresh!) :ROFL:
     
  10. HummelHill

    HummelHill Member

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    Aug 7, 2008
    Montville OH
    Re: Banding question

    Ok, I have my pics on my computer, but how do I attach them in the body of this post as opposed to using the upload attachment option??? I tried that but it tells me my files are too large. Is there an easier way?
     
  11. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Banding question

    Load them to photobucket and then copy the img code into the body of the message. :thumb:
     
  12. HummelHill

    HummelHill Member

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    Aug 7, 2008
    Montville OH
    Thanks! I got them up there for now, but I will definitely try that method next time :)
     
  13. bheila

    bheila New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    Re: Banding question

    Thanks, I'll never look at "lip stick" the same way again.
     
  14. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Looks fine and normal to me :thumb: Cool your bands are orange! ours are green ...

    You know, I must have banded thousands upon thousands of lambs, calves and kids over the years ... and sometimes when I do my little boys I still get the banding jitters and worries about whether I did something wrong, if it looks 'normal' etc :greengrin: dont know why lol
     
  15. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Looks fine to me to. :thumb: And where did you get the orange bands? Mine are green too!
     
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
  17. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Looks great! :thumb:
     
  18. HummelHill

    HummelHill Member

    62
    Aug 7, 2008
    Montville OH
    Thanks everyone!!! I feel better now :)
     
  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yep looks perfect.... :wink:


    You girls are naughty..... :shocked: :help:
    :ROFL: :ROFL: :slapfloor:
     
  20. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Pam-- That is about what I got out of the conversation too!! :slapfloor: