We're new to goats (6 weeks since we bought our first 4 goats), and this seems like a potentially bad problem. One of the boys, 12 weeks old now (born April 21) has torn the sac of his testicles away from his body. Pictures are on Google Drive at https://goo.gl/VKnYu9 . An elastrator band was put on the goat before we bought him (we got him at 6 weeks old). His sac seems like a dry piece of leather (hair still on). Yesterday he was fine. Today we noticed him standing against the fence, not moving, breathing heavily, and found that his sac had detached from his body just above the elastrator band, and a cord of tissue (looks to my livestock-inexperienced eye like intestines, or an artery... it's the cord that connects the testes to the body) still holding the sac onto his body. His hind legs have some dried blood on them because he scratches the spot occasionally. The person we bought the goats from said to look for signs of infection: puss and foul smell. Neither are present. We don't have a rectal thermometer yet. He seems to be in pain: He walks, though avoids walking if possible. He eats, but not nearly as much as usual, and he seemed not to care about water (though I hope he'll drink some tonight). His bleat is very different from usual -- much quieter, lower pitch, shorter, less frequent. We cleaned the area with hydrogen peroxide and paper towels, then took those three pictures, then sprayed the area with Vetericyn. He stomped with his back legs every time we sprayed or touched the area, and tried to get away from the person holding him. There seemed to be fresh blood in very small amounts, since the paper towels we cleaned got red/pink on them (only a stain the size of a quarter -- maybe one drop of blood). We plan to spray the area with Vetericyn three times a day. Our concerns: that if it remains as an open wound, it could get infected; that it could catch on something again, even more easily, and pull on wherever that cord goes inside him, causing worse injury; that the pain is so great he won't eat or drink enough, and he'll walk so awkwardly that he'll hurt himself; seems very unlikely, but is the cord intestine, and this is a hernia? What to do??: cut the cord? then clamp it shut? Or maybe it would retract into his body and we put a bandage over the opening? let the injury take its course, just keep it clean and hope it doesn't catch on anything else? spray a local anesthetic to dull the pain so that he'll eat and drink enough? But would getting anesthetic on that internal-organ-tube be harmful? What would we use? Would we use this if we cut the cord? I hear that the closest goat vets are both about 90 minutes away (Navasota and Bellville). One of the people here has experience raising meat goats, but wasn't sure what to do about this. I tried some phone numbers from GoatWorld-911, but got 2 disconnected lines and one no answer. Any advice, experience, or tips on who else to ask is welcome.