Suggestions and Info

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by leslie0815, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. leslie0815

    leslie0815 New Member

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    Dec 3, 2007
    Georgia
    I read alot of ya'll posts and have decided banding is going to have to be a practice I get use to. I want some suggestions on what type of bander to get and from where, also what do I need to use medicine wise when I band. All med help is appreciated.
    Thanks Leslie
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I use the blue handled elastrator from jeffers www.jefferslivestock.com

    The green rubberbands are what you want to get as well.

    Meds wise - you can give tetanous either the antitoxin or the toxoid (you need to wait to give the toxoid after they are 9 weeks old. So what I would do is banding earlier like 6 weeks or so and giving the antixoin).
     

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I really do believe all banders are alike. It really does not matter so whatever you can get cheapest.

    Green bands. I do not use any medication at all.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I totally agree with stacey...... :)

    But ...if you have to band later ...at 3 months old and there testies are a bit larger....I do give banamine also ...to help with swelling and pain.... :greengrin: