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  • Joined Mar 2016
Castrated Calf
« on: March 25, 2019, 02:07:54 pm »
We castrated our bull calf at one week old with our usual practice of using a rubber band, this was the last week of November and they are still attached! Although shrivelled!

He's fine and it all looks ok but is this normal? I don't remember this with my others!
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  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Castrated Calf
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 02:22:51 pm »
As long as they’re shrivelled you should be okay.  It does take a while for the sack to drop off.

However, it’s probably worth checking he doesn’t have any remnants left inside.  It would take longer to come away if the band went around the testicle rather than the cords.
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