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  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Sussex
Re: Late castration
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2013, 06:12:33 pm »
I had a eight month old ram castrated using a burdizzo and local anesthetic. Vet was already here on a routine visit (horse teeth, I think). He charged 12.00 to castrate the ram; who I should add is now five years old and has NO offspring - so yes it does work perfectly when done correctly. :thumbsup:

ETA - actually I think he was closer to seven months than eight, but either way it worked. :)
« Last Edit: August 01, 2013, 06:15:59 pm by BadgerFace »
Breeder of Pedigree Torddu Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep & Anglo Nubian Goats


  • Joined Jul 2013
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Re: Late castration
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2013, 10:16:30 pm »
Slightly off topic from the original question, but we have older tups (around 18 months of age up to 2 1/2 years) vasectomised to use as teasers.  The testicles remain intact, but the tubes have a section removed.  Just a couple of stitches each side, which I remove myself a few days later.  They have a local anaesthitic, they don't seem bothered by it at all.


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