Castrator is invented for emasculation or livestock through the stoppage of blood nourishment to the testicles by means of pair of sturdy clamp which will serve the testicular cod without injury to the bag (Scrotum). The testicle deprived of nourishing blood, will immediately stop the production of semen fluid and gradually either away and disappear through absorption by the animal system.
This product is a specially designed clamp that is used to physically crush the testicular cord through the scrotal skin. This trauma disrupts the testicular blood supply, causing the testes to die. With this technique, the scrotum remains intact, the testes eventually shrink down, and the animal becomes sterile.
When managing a herd of cattle, maintaining oversight of the genetics is important. By selecting which bulls are allowed to breed the cows, farmers can positively influence traits in the calves. Traits like weaning weight, muscling, fat, milk production, physical soundness are all closely monitored. By breeding the best quality cattle, farmers produce the best quality meat that will make it to the grocery stores.
In cattle, male calves are castrated through the surgical removal of the testes, an elastrator band, through chemical castration, or through hormonal castration. All have advantages and disadvantages so farmers choose the one that makes the most sense for them and their operation. They try to minimize pain to the animal and increase the chance for a quick and speedy recovery.
Pigs are castrated for many of the same reasons as cattle. Meat from male pigs that haven’t been castrated (boars) often suffers from ‘boar taint‘. This smell and taste of pork is caused by excessive testosterone and androstenone and is undesirable. Boars can also be very aggressive toward other animals and toward human farm workers.
Male pigs are castrated at a young age typically surgically using a disinfected surgical knife. After the incision is made and the testes removed, the wound is cleansed. The castrated pig, or barrow, will be less aggressive and have improved meat quality. There are some chemical alternatives to this physical castration. A protein compound that works like an immunization delays the maturity of the animals. This reduces the sex hormones in the animal’s body and reduces the effect of ‘boar taint’.
Advantages of Castrator
- They are commonly used to bloodlessly destroy the male spermatic cord without breaking through the skin.
- Stop the production of male hormones
- Prevent unplanned mating
- It decreases aggression to enhance on-farm safety for handlers and animals
- Produce meat with a consistent quality acceptable to consumers (i.e. higher grade, better marbling)
- Castrator helps decrease costs of managing bulls (i.e. larger, stronger facilities)
- The safest, quickest, and cleanest way to castrate all ages of farm stock.
- There is an option of buying rubber rings along with the product for seamless castration.
How to Castrate
Disrupt the blood supply to the testicles and kill the testes. Good restraint is essential because Burdizzo must crush the artery in about 10 seconds.
- Choose and use the appropriate size of tweezers according to the size of the animal
- The spermatic cord on one side of the scrotum. Stretch between the hind legs and grasp the scrotum above the testicles. The spermatic cord enters the calf’s body from the testicles. It is about the size of a pencil and easily moves from one side to the other at half of the scrotum.
- Then clip the wire around the outer edge of the scrotum between the thumb and forefinger. If it is the right hand, hold the rope with your left hand and operate the Burdizzo pliers with your right hand.
- Correctly position Burdizzo for crushing. One of Burdizzo’s jaws has a protruding part at each end to prevent the sperm from slipping out of Burdizzo. Place the lower jaw on the protrusion on the anterior side of the scrotum. Point the projection at you.
- It contains the spermatic cord between the jaws of the Burdizzo. Do not squeeze more scrotum than the scrotum. The jaws should be placed directly above the top of the testicle 1 to 1.5 cm.
- Turn off the Burdizzo, calculate for 10 seconds and check to make sure the precision rope is fixed between the Burdizzo’s jaws. You can also swing the slings back and forth in the hem.
Release Burdizzo, move it to the new site 1 cm below the first site, and repeat steps 4 and 5. Select the area under the first squeeze to reduce the acute pain caused by the second squeeze.
Note: Check your calves after four to six weeks to ensure testicular atrophy.
Precautions to be taken when castrating
- Never try to crush simultaneously both testicular cords. This may be ineffective and may damage the castrator.
- Check the animals after four to six weeks to ensure testicular atrophy.
- Castration should be done under the supervision of experienced operators.
- Please immobilize the animals before using this tool on them.
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