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Castration

Castration
Category: Tales from the Croft
Posted: 31/03/2007 11:00
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March 2007

Careful preparations ensure a stress free castration, well almost


March got off to a bang with a visit from the vet - our calf, Billy, was due to be castrated.

We have been leading up to this point for several weeks as Pippa is quite strong willed. She is quite happy to go along with us as long as she feels like it!

We started off by encouraging them both to leave their comfy paddock, and bit by bit we managed to get them into a shed (and shut the door). They stayed there for 3 or 4 days quite happily, and on the day, Pippa was helped out leaving Billy behind.

When the vet arrived, Billy was encouraged into the crush, and the work done as quickly and painlessly as possible.

We did try to put Pippa with Billy back in the shed, but she decided otherwise and took a couple of fences with her…

After 24 hours of trying we decided enough was enough, and put Billy back in the paddock instead. Understandably they are much more relaxed together.


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