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Deacon Folly

  • Joined Oct 2020
Castration by Vet
« on: January 23, 2023, 06:25:54 pm »
Any ideas of costs?
We have a very friendly rising 2 billy and would like to get him castrated so the Grandkids can keep him as a pet

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Castration by Vet
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 07:35:29 pm »
Every vet will have their own charges, and you want to get it done by a proper farm vet - someone you trust. I don't know if they do billies under general anaesthetic or just local, but be prepared for him to be out of it for a while...


Is he horned? and how old are the grandkids?


I would NEVER trust an adult male (sheep or goat) with children, especially as he is not being castrated as a very young kid - he will have testosterone cycling for a while and his behaviour is not certain to become calmer anytime soon...


I simply would not do this.

suzi

  • Joined Jul 2022
Re: Castration by Vet
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2023, 11:49:30 am »
In 2020 I paid £280 taking my buck to the vets to be castrated.
Be careful. No matter how sweet they are they have had the male hormones a longer time. My buck is super sweet. I still wouldn’t trust him with my kids

 

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