Banding a Billy

savanah92001June 16, 2012

My nanny had tripplets in Feb. and 1 was a billy is it to late to band him at 5 months I don`t want him breeding his sisters or mom?

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I would not band him at that age. Take him to a vet and have him castrated. I don't know what breed he is but most goats are very well endowed at that age and banding him would be cruel plus could cause more problems.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 6:02PM
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I would not hesitate to band a 5 month old. Actually, the longer you wait the better the uretha develops to help prevent UC later in life. If the band is placed properly, or 2 bands if needed, then the chances are slim for problems. The area becomes numb quickly. Be sure to Booster his CD/T.

If the buckling were 9 months or older, an adult buck I would not band him myself, for several reasons not just those stated above.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 8:14PM
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