Animal Castration

Animal Castration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...the bull, no description of these structures need be given here. Restraint.--Subjects should either be confined in lateral recumbency and held by an assistant as though hog tied, or they may be seated in an upright position and thus supported between the knees of an assistant who may secure within his grasp a front and hind leg on each side of the animal. In this attitude, the dorsum of the subject is held against the body of the aid, and the scrotal region is thus placed in an accessible position for the operator. Technic.--Where the element of time is not to hinder, preoperative clipping of the hair or wool over the scrotum should be done. This is followed by scrubbing the parts with a one per cent solution of lysol or Liquor Cresolis Compositus, and the operation is completed exactly as indicated in the section on castration of the bull. After-Care.--Postoperative attention consists in the provision of sanitary and comfortable quarters, and since this operation should not be performed during fly-time, no especial after-care is ordinarily needed. Sequelae Owing to the difficulty of securing the testicle in lambs, there is considerably more manipulation of the parts generally necessary at castration, than there is for the same operation in calves and pigs, and this, of course, offers greater possibility of infection. Furthermore, the wool about the scrotum being longer, that, also, is a more frequent source of contamination in lambs. However, fatalities from infection are relatively low in sheep except in the event of tetanus. Some corrals wherein sheen are kept seem to become seeded with an unusual amount of tetanus infection, and the result is that about 25 per cent of the lambs castrated in herds having access to such corrals, die of tetanus....show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554000
  • 9781236554000