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chrisk1500
Posted 4/24/2009 23:52 (#692107)
Subject: Bull calf castration gone wrong...


Saskatchewan
Hey Guys,

We have been using Elastrator bands successfully to castrate cattle for years. We usually do it within the first week the calf is born.

I think I might have my first ever 'oops' using the bands. I think I may have missed one testicle on a bull calf. At the time I put the band on, I could have sworn that I had both (yes I can count to two) but now it looks as though one may have slipped out when I was taking the tool off. This calf fought a little and momma was staring me down so I got in a little bit of a hurry.

My question is this -

Once the scrotum and one nut fall off (should be within a few days from now) will it still be possible to do a full castration on the calf using a knife to cut the other testicle out from between his skin and his body?

I don't want a reputation of selling stags and I would like to send him to market instead of cutting him up for myself.

BTW - I don't want to get into a debate of cutting vs banding....I just want to know if it is possible to fix a banding error.

Thanks for the help!

Chris

Edited by chrisk1500 4/24/2009 23:53
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