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Published: 2014/07/16
Channel: Russ Galgiani
How to use an elastration castration ratchet
How to use an elastration castration ratchet
Published: 2008/06/10
Channel: cedartree696
Base of the cranium bengali elastration; part 1/2
Base of the cranium bengali elastration; part 1/2
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: Mollah's Anatomy review in bengali
Boundaries of middle ear cavity(bengali elastration)
Boundaries of middle ear cavity(bengali elastration)
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: Mollah's Anatomy review in bengali
Casterating calves with an Elastrator
Casterating calves with an Elastrator
Published: 2016/07/03
Channel: Dusty Deuce Stringer
Base of the cranium bengali elastration; part2/2
Base of the cranium bengali elastration; part2/2
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: Mollah's Anatomy review in bengali
Castration by elastration and branding of calves
Castration by elastration and branding of calves
Published: 2008/06/10
Channel: cedartree696
How to Castrate Calves using an Elastrator and a Burdizzo
How to Castrate Calves using an Elastrator and a Burdizzo
Published: 2012/03/22
Channel: mattya1227
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neutering animals in Turkey
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: world news
Castration,male goat(orchitis)-Dr.wael mossallem
Castration,male goat(orchitis)-Dr.wael mossallem
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Wael Omar
USA Goat Farming How to Castrate a Male Goat Using an Elastrator Banding
USA Goat Farming How to Castrate a Male Goat Using an Elastrator Banding
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: Ellarose Nature Farm
Castrating a Bull | Jobs That Bite
Castrating a Bull | Jobs That Bite
Published: 2013/11/30
Channel: Nat Geo WILD
Casterating calves with an elastrator
Casterating calves with an elastrator
Published: 2016/07/03
Channel: Dusty Deuce Stringer
About Feeders and Castrating Hogs - Pamamaraan ng Pagkakapon - B-MEG Premium Hog Raising
About Feeders and Castrating Hogs - Pamamaraan ng Pagkakapon - B-MEG Premium Hog Raising
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: BMEGOFFICIAL
California Bander
California Bander
Published: 2013/06/11
Channel: GeoffAndrewsDirect
Lamb Castration ~ Banding A Ram Lamb
Lamb Castration ~ Banding A Ram Lamb
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: TexasPrepper2
Graphic: Tagging & Castrating Cattle
Graphic: Tagging & Castrating Cattle
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: How Farms Work
CASTRATING our BABY GOAT with a RUBBER BAND
CASTRATING our BABY GOAT with a RUBBER BAND
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Weed 'em & Reap
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DAT SHEEP CASTRATION
Published: 2016/04/10
Channel: Karl Wollerman
Lamb tail docking
Lamb tail docking
Published: 2012/01/05
Channel: Farmers Weekly Video
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Published: 2010/01/14
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How To: Moby Wrap Newborn Hug Hold
Published: 2012/12/13
Channel: NaturallyThriftyMom
Banding our bull calf
Banding our bull calf
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Backyard Homestead Mamas CA
How to Band (Castrate) a Goat
How to Band (Castrate) a Goat
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Hafen Acre
The elastrator
The elastrator
Published: 2014/08/09
Channel: Marquise Beauchemin
tail docking with elastrator
tail docking with elastrator
Published: 2011/02/22
Channel: jellyl4
Banding or Castrating of a Goat Buckling Using an Elastrator Band
Banding or Castrating of a Goat Buckling Using an Elastrator Band
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: Justin Robins
MCL weaning and banding
MCL weaning and banding
Published: 2012/04/17
Channel: mosscreekservices
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$17 Trillion U.S. DEBT - A Visual Perspective
Published: 2011/08/22
Channel: BigKnows
Castrate Calve using an Elastrator Alone
Castrate Calve using an Elastrator Alone
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: speedoflife89
Calf castration by banding
Calf castration by banding
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: Marcus Levette
Elastrator part 1
Elastrator part 1
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: Brett Schweiger
Docking Lambs Tails with Elastrator Part 2
Docking Lambs Tails with Elastrator Part 2
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Brett Schweiger
Thomas Wesonga, the ONLY Kenyan who elastrated what patriotism is all about.
Thomas Wesonga, the ONLY Kenyan who elastrated what patriotism is all about.
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: YASMIN CHACAY
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Redhill Charollais - processing
Published: 2013/03/06
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INSANE EXPLODING WATERMELON CHALLENGE!!
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Published: 2016/07/06
Channel: Wassabi Productions
Callicrate Banding
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Published: 2013/05/29
Channel: Cody Creelman, Cow Vet
And Just Like That This Calf Has Lost its Balls
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Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Animal Planet
How to castrate a newborn lamb
How to castrate a newborn lamb
Published: 2012/03/07
Channel: Wimpole Estate NT
My neighbor the Cas-Boy
My neighbor the Cas-Boy
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: Peppermint Patty
Step 2 of 2 banding sheep for castration
Step 2 of 2 banding sheep for castration
Published: 2014/04/27
Channel: John Doe
Human anatomy videos: Skull base part 1
Human anatomy videos: Skull base part 1
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: Ljubisa Terzic
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Published: 2011/06/17
Channel: ralph pink
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pig castration
Published: 2013/11/03
Channel: Predator v Predator
Banes of Castration
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Published: 2007/12/02
Channel: 21stCenturyHusky07
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Channel: Gyanyagya
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Published: 2009/06/10
Channel: TheCowboy1966
LAMB CASTRATION - A Guide to Best Practice
LAMB CASTRATION - A Guide to Best Practice
Published: 2013/02/14
Channel: AGRIMAT USA
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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Rubber elastrator rings and pliers

Elastration (a portmanteau of "elastic" and "castration") is a bloodless method of male castration and docking commonly used for livestock. Elastration is simply banding the body part (scrotum or tail) until it drops off. This method is favored for its simplicity, low cost, and minimal training requirements.

Castration[edit]

Elastration is the most common method used to castrate sheep and goats,[1] but is also common in cattle.[2]

Procedure[edit]

Elastration involves restraining the animal, without the need for anesthesia or sedation (unlike most other castration methods), in a position that provides access to the genitals. Special elastrator pliers are then used to place a tight latex (rubber) elastrator ring gently around the base of the scrotum.[3] This cuts the blood supply to the scrotum and testicles, which will totally decay and slough off within a few weeks.[4] Care must be taken during the procedure to ensure that both testicles are fully descended and properly located inside the scrotum, and that the animal's nipples are not included within the ring. Elastration is normally limited to castrations done during the first few weeks of life, and it cannot be used for species where the scrotum does not have a narrow base, such as pigs or horses. It is commonly recommended to not use this method on goats until they are 8 weeks or older. This is due to possible complications that could occur later in life like Urinary Calculi. "Goats banding from day 1–30 are most at risk." [1] There are those who feel that this method is inhumane and choose to use other methods. These methods would include what some call the "Emasculatome", "Burdizzo", or "Richey Nipper". The Burdizzo and Richey Nipper are names of tools used for the process of the emasculatome.

Possible complications[edit]

Some European countries have banned the practice due to their belief that the procedure is inhumane. There is some evidence that elastration is more painful if carried out on older animals,[5][6] although much of the immediate pain of application can be prevented by injection of local anaesthesia into the scrotal neck and testicles.[7] Practitioners usually try to elastrate as soon as possible, once the testicles have descended, to reduce the amount of dead tissue, infection, and accompanying complications.[2] However, with some animals such as goats, castrating too early increases the frequency of kidney stones and urinary problems due to reduced size of the urethra, so elastration may be postponed.[8] If bull calves are castrated within the first one or two days the testes may sometimes be small and soft enough to be drawn up through the ring, and they continue to develop above the scrotum – surgical castration then becomes necessary.

Docking[edit]

Lambs with rubber rings on their tails
Elastrated lamb tail

The same tool and rings are also used to dock the tails of many breeds of sheep, to prevent dung building up on the tails (which can lead to fly strike). This is usually done at the same time as castration of the ram lambs.

It is also called sheep marking in Australia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baby Lamb Processing
  2. ^ a b Cattleman Article
  3. ^ *Cottle, D.J. (1991). Australian Sheep and Wool Handbook. Melbourne, Australia: Inkata Press. pp. 20–23. ISBN 0-909605-60-2. 
  4. ^ http://animals.pawnation.com/billy-goats-smell-bad-3344.html#Wethering Why Do Billy Goats Smell So Bad?
  5. ^ Welfare implications of castration of cattle, American Veterinary Medical Association paper
  6. ^ Hajiba Zaaboul, Effects of Age and Method of Castration on Performance and Stress Response of Beef Cattle, Ag-Info Centre, Alberta Agriculture and Food.
  7. ^ Dinniss, AS; Mellor, DJ; Stafford, KJ; Bruce, RA; Ward, RN (Jun 1997). "Acute cortisol responses of lambs to castration using a rubber ring and/or a castration clamp with or without local anaesthetic.". New Zealand veterinary journal. 45 (3): 114–21. PMID 16031965. doi:10.1080/00480169.1997.36005. 
  8. ^ Fiasco Farms. Goat Health & Husbandry. Male Goat Information: Bucks & Wethers. Retrieved 6 October 2008.

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