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  • Joined Nov 2011
Castration advice please
« on: April 21, 2012, 04:47:52 pm »
My twin boys born last Thursday have been offered a home by an ex-goatkeeper nearby who used to have milkers and no longer wants the work involved but misses having goats around.  They will have an experienced home with good facilities.  Perfect!

I want to ring them but, quite frankly, there is nothing to put a ring round.  We used to have rare breed sheep and never had a problem ringing lambs, are goats testicles more, well, elusive?  They are small kids, being GGs, but not anywhere near as small as pygmy goats.  I am taking them for disbudding on Monday but had hoped to avoid the cost of vet castration because I am giving them away to this particular person to ensure a good home.

Anyone else had this problem?


  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: Castration advice please
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 05:17:11 pm »
Wait a couple of days and all will be well, 


  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: Castration advice please
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 06:34:42 pm »
Thank you!


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Castration advice please
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 06:38:54 pm »
My vet does it at disbudding when they are under, and doesn't charge extra for it. Ask your vet, if not, wait a few more days and do it when they are a week old.


  • Joined Oct 2010
  • Okehampton
Re: Castration advice please
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 06:56:47 pm »
Get the Vet to do it.....I do everytime.   It ensures that BOTH testicles have been removed !!!!!!!!!

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Castration advice please
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 11:54:03 pm »
My vet ringed Curry and disbudded him at the same time for the same price.


  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
Re: Castration advice please
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 12:30:49 am »
I have a problem ringing the smaller pygmy goats quite often, as there is nothing there, and have to wait a little longer

Hopefully the vet will do the Anglo Nubian male when he is there with his sisters for disbudding.



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