You are here:

Goats/blood in urine of recently castrated young buckling

Advertisement


Question
I have a 9 week old wether that was castrated two days ago. He obviously wasn't feeling well this am so I gave him Nuflor and Banamine. He is a little improved this evening but like I expected. This evening I noticed blood in his urine.He is not spunky but still moving around,ate grain and hay and some grass outside. To the best of my knowledge this is a new one on me so I am wondering if he could have the blood in his urine from castration? He is not bloated.

Answer
HI Jane;

I would call the vet tomorrow.. sounds like his urethra was cut off some or damaged in someway - I never  promote early castrating.. I wait till the boys are around 6 months old.. or 50lbs which ever comes first.. but never under 3 months old..  the urethra needs to develop. early castration even without injury can lead to Urinary Calculi issues later as the urethra does not have a chance to develop as well as  when they are not castrated early (hormones)  Read this:
http://goat-link.com/content/view/20/87/ it is my article on banding method of castration with photos. ALso  tetanus anti toxin is always used when castrating or disbudding..  (I know this does not apply here but for future reference) Call the vet have him looked at.

goatlady
Goat-Link.com  

Goats

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Goatlady

Expertise

Specializing in New Goat Owner understanding of goat physiology, goat anatomy, goat care and herd management. *I am not a veterinarian, any advice and information should be verified by your veterinarian before administering to your goats. (! During times of severe weather in the Midwest, I may experience a delay in internet service due to the interference of the satellite reception - but will answer your questions as soon as service is restored. !) Note: Keep in mind, the goat expert is volunteering her time to help other goat owners, she also runs her farm with her own herd of 100 goats and may not be at her computer at all hours. Questions are answered as soon as she can possibly read and answer them, usually within 24 hours.

Experience

23 years experience of raising goats and herd management. Active hands on experience with goat herd and research with various Caprine University Research and Extension Centers nationwide. 15 years dedicated to helping other goat breeders/owners with goat anatomy, goat disease and goat health care issues via phone, published goat care articles and internet interaction. The information I have to offer is not only from personal experience and years of research updated often as new information is made available to me, but supported by many Veterinary Research colleges and all medications and information I have to offer on how the medications work and what dosages "I" use, is information I have acquired by discussing directly with the company's veterinarians and staff research experts.

Organizations
12 year active member of International Veterinary Information Service

Publications
United Caprine News, Homesteaders Magazine, Columnist for Goat Magazine, Owner and Author of GoatPedia™

Education/Credentials
Graduate Programs in Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.