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1

What indication is there in horses to perform a castration?

Behaviour change

2

Around what age should you castrate a horse?

1 - 1.5 years

3

What indication is there for castration in farm animals?

Increase growth rate

4

Farm animals are typically castrated at 10-14 days, why?

Less complications
Less pain
Better flavour (boar taint)

5

What are 2 methods of castration?

Surgical
Blunt (pincer emasculatome)

6

What is a Burdizzo?

An emasculatome.

7

What is a Burdizzo used for (3 things)?

Teat amputations
Tail docking
Bloodless castration

8

What are 3 complications when using a Burdizzo for castration?

Scrotal sloughing
Slips
Clamping of penis

9

In what positions can you castrate a large animal?

Standing
Recumbent (dorsal, lateral)

10

What is the difference between an open and closed castration?

Closed you don't incise the vaginal tunic.

11

Add emasculator photos

Add emasculator photos

12

When castrating, what should you always make sure is in place before you engage the emasculators?

A mosquito hemostat should be placed proximally to the emasculators so that we have a hold of the pedicle to check for bleeding.

13

How do you place the emasculators properly?

There is wingnut that should be distal to the body, pointing at the testicles.

14

When completing your castration, what do you do with the incision?

Leave it open and stretch the skin to allow proper drainage.

15

What must you ALWAYS do with Penicillin before you give it?

SHAKE IT!!

16

How long should you leave the emasculators on?

5 minutes (rule of thumb is 1 minute per year)