With the older one you may have to bring down one testicle at a time past the band. That's usually what I have to do but if they are dairy cross they may not fit at all. Seems the dairy ones mature faster or simply just grow larger in that department
The three-month-old you can almost certainly still do yourself. The six-month-old on the other hand is probably much too large for a normal elastrator (unless he's a really little guy). In his case, I would call around and see if you can find a vet or cattle breeder who has a Callicrate bander. This style of bander can be used on any size animal. I also recommend Banamine for castrating--especially for the older boy.
I had both of my male goats whethered today. The vet did it, and he didn't give them pain killers, and didn't stitch anything up. Is this normal? They look like they are in a daze. I feel bad for them. The vet didn't think they needed pain killer.
yeah he surgically castrated them. he said they didn't need stitches. I still think some pain killers would have been nice. I know I would have wanted some. I will keep an eye out. Do you think I should spray blue kote on the wound?
Watch your boys closely for the next couple of days. A friend of mine had a goat bleed to death after castration because the vet did not use stitches. My own vet said goats (and donkeys) have very large blood vessels so they ought to be stitched instead of just crimped like other species. Hopefully your boys will be fine, but expect them to be sore and sorry for themselves for a few days. Do not give aspirin or any other painkillers that thin the blood.
Really you had the vet do it! I just use the bands no blood and they drop off a couple of weeks later. I've been doing this for over 26 years never ever had an issue with pain or any infections they heal perfectly, teejae