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Hello,

I have recently clamped my young Nubian goat (about 8 months old). His scrotum has shrunk and all that is left is a small sac a little larger than a golf ball. I prefer the banding method at a young age because I don't like seeing anything back there, however, he was too old when I got him to band because of the size of his scrotum. So my question is this, would it be possible now to band what is left to get rid of the rest?

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Hello!

Well it really depends on if you can feel the spermatic cords leading to the testes.
If not, i would not recommend trying to band him because you could instead only band whats left(the testicles) thus cutting the testicles in half. While he wouldnt feel this, it would be nasty.

reach down there and feel the base of the scrotum and see if you can feel the cords. place your thumb and first finger on either side of his scrotum and roll them around. they may be hard to feel if they are shrived up to much.

Hope this helps!

-Emily

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I can answer anything relating to goat health. From medications, dosages, what medication you can give to pregnant does, what meds you can give for Urinary Calculi, I can help with birthing complications, preparations,and after the birthing. Goat diet, such as percent protein needed for different age groups. foraging questions, best hay for them and different types of hay. hoof trimming, milking and basic dairying. bottle raising kids, disbudding kids, wethering males. the only questions I can not answer are the ones about serious injury as i am not a vet, nor am I able to asses the situation with out seeing the animals.

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I have raised dairy and meat goats for most of my life. Degree in biology and dairy sciences. I have birthed hundreds of goats, milked goats for ages, made products from the milk. disbudded several kids of all sizes.

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Degree in Biology, Minor in Diary science

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