Castration Problem - Help!

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Castration Problem - Help!

Postby joshuaflora » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:15 pm

Hello All,

I am hoping that someone can give me some advice. We raised cattle years ago, and I have recently purchased some cows and had my first go-round with cutting bulls. We cut a bull calf (3 months old) about two weeks ago. He swelled up about 2 days after and I got worried and gave him a shot of LA200. I have been keeping an eye on him and he is eating and moving fine, however, I noticed today that he has a mass about the size of two large fists on/above his scrotum. The mass is not hot to the touch, but is extremely hard! I hit him with another round of LA200 and called my vet. I hopefully will get him in later this week.

Any ideas as to what that is????
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby A.J. » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:20 pm

:welcome: How is the calf doing?
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby joshuaflora » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:20 pm

Took him to vet and they just gave him steroid shot and strong antibiotic. Hopefully it clears up!
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby farmboy80 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:50 pm

Any update on the calf?
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby joshuaflora » Wed May 31, 2017 9:59 pm

He ended up swelling up and it finally just busted....and he was fine after that.
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby JW IN VA » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:45 am

Depending on what drained out,you may have had an infection.Sounds like it.
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:24 am

Don't let this turn you off of castrating your own cattle. Sh$$t happens. If he wasn't running a fever or off feed, I would have just kept an eye on him. I have seen them swell all the way up the sheath. Biggest thing, if you CUT, be sure to take the bottom 1/3 of the scrotum off so there is no "pocket" for stuff to build up. Drainage is key to healing.
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby MRRherefords » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:32 am

JW IN VA wrote:Depending on what drained out,you may have had an infection.Sounds like it.

:nod: Sounds exactly like an infection.
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Re: Castration Problem - Help!

Postby callmefence » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:23 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Don't let this turn you off of castrating your own cattle. Sh$$t happens. If he wasn't running a fever or off feed, I would have just kept an eye on him. I have seen them swell all the way up the sheath. Biggest thing, if you CUT, be sure to take the bottom 1/3 of the scrotum off so there is no "pocket" for stuff to build up. Drainage is key to healing.


This is exactly what I was going to post. And I believe this is probably what happened. Been there.....
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