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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: castration dilemma
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2019, 03:59:44 pm »
  Some one must have burdizzo's and be able to help you ,  does no one have local anesthetic for dehorning calves ??                            On a different point is the lamb tagged ?
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: castration dilemma
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2019, 03:27:00 pm »
You said no one had answered the original question , Local anesthetic  is used by farmers to dehorn calves and by vets to castratre

messyhoose

  • Joined Nov 2017
Re: castration dilemma
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2019, 10:06:08 pm »
hi shep as i said no one here has horned cattle so no dehorning anaestetic available. also vets cost bout £500 for a private visit on island (but that is not the only problem- when i had a sick ewe last year i tried to get them to come but they were short staffed and would not visit) hum. but thankfully there is a visit to the island scheduled for next week so hope the wee lad will get seen then (tho see other posts to see why not!!)

 

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