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Wether Bleeding from Band

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Bodling Apr 26. 11 Replies

Hi Everyone,  One of my 13 week old wethers has started bleeding from the banded area. He was banded before we brought him home, close to 4 weeks ago. Before I do anything else, I wanted to ask what…Continue

Feeding 12 week old wethers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy Gallagher Apr 9. 6 Replies

Hi Friends,  A feeding question...the 4 wethers came last week and took to the hay and the medicated feed well. I am feeding Kalmbach medicated meat goat feed and was planning on feeding for a couple…Continue

Kids and Minerals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leslie Carion Apr 16. 8 Replies

Hi all,  At what age do most kids normally begin licking from the free choice mineral feeders?  Mine 4 wethers are about 10 weeks old and I brought them home from the breeder two days ago. They are…Continue

Dry Lot Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Mar 28. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,  Could someone please explain exactly what  dry lot is?  I've read about them over and over but still haven't seen what that means exactly.  Our 4 wethers are coming this week and I've…Continue

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Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Haha...Thanks Deborah."
Apr 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"I'm glad to know it was a normal castration band and that he's doing well. It's been more than 10 years since we stopped banding, so I guess I'd forgotten how long it can take for them to fall off.  Okay ... funny banding…"
Apr 26
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Hi Tammy and Deborah,    This morning when I took them their water and to check on them, I found the little guy had separated from his scrotum. So, somehow, at some point in the night, I guess it detached and he seems fine today. I am very…"
Apr 26
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Oh No! It sounds like they may have used a band that was too big? Where you able to see what color the band is? The scrotum and testicles should be shriveled and hard, like mummified, by now I would think."
Apr 25
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Hi Tammy and Deborah,    The little guy still seems perky but it looks as if the band has slid down a little ways from where his scrotum attaches to his abdomen and the scrotum still looks like it has some life in it. I don't like the…"
Apr 25
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Please keep us updated. Interested to know how things progress."
Apr 25
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Actually, I just looked back at emails from the breeder and it looks like he was wethered almost 5 weeks ago.  Hmmm....I'll keep an eye out and be in touch with the vet if this isn't resolved by Monday and sooner if he declines before…"
Apr 24
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Ok. Thanks Deborah. All four, from two different breeders have been with us for about 3 weeks and 4 days. All were banded and all still have their scrotums. I'll get in touch with the breeders and ask if they know for sure what day each was…"
Apr 24
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Four weeks seems like a long time for it come off after banding. Does it look really tight and small? I just really want to be sure they used a real elastrator band and not a regular rubber band, which I have heard of, and it did not end well for…"
Apr 24
Ann Bodling replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Thanks Tammy! You are becoming a welcome mentor and answerer of my questions! :)"
Apr 24
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Wether Bleeding from Band
"Hi Ann I don't castrate with bands, so I am not sure exactly how to answer this question. Deborah does mention bleeding from the band site when the scrotum starts to separate in one of her videos. I sent her a message asking for advice on this,…"
Apr 24
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Wether Bleeding from Band

Hi Everyone,  One of my 13 week old wethers has started bleeding from the banded area. He was banded before we brought him home, close to 4 weeks ago. Before I do anything else, I wanted to ask what to do. He isn't dripping blood but some has drizzled down the inside of his back leg. Because he is still not ready to be petted or touched we'll have to grab him for me to see what is really going on and I don't want to have to do that too many times.  I'm having trouble finding posts about this…See More
Apr 24
Leslie Carion replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Kids and Minerals
"Thanks Tammy, that makes me feel better. We were getting some pretty good hay over the winter because it seems to be when I was finally getting the second or maybe even third cut for a short time...first cut seems to last an eternity here. The last…"
Apr 16
Tammy Gallagher replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Kids and Minerals
"I had a situation recently where my boys were consuming minerals like gang busters all of the sudden and it made me super nervous as well. It seemed that they were in need of something that wasn't available after the pastures died off for the…"
Apr 16
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Kids and Minerals
"It totally depends on how deficient they were in some minerals. In 19 years of raising goats, I have never heard of one overdosing on loose minerals. Have you actually been weighing the minerals?  Do you have only pet wethers? Why did you…"
Apr 16
Leslie Carion replied to Ann Bodling's discussion Kids and Minerals
"Hi again ladies!  I just came to post a question about minerals and I saw it fits in nicely to what Tammy was just saying about knowing what they need for minerals in this thread. I switched last month from Manna Pro to Sweetlix and I think my…"
Apr 15

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