Tag Archives: banding

The New Wether and Copper

22 Jul

Well, Popcorn is officially working on becoming a wether!


He went to the vet and got banded.

I am no good at banding them when they are this big, but I wanted to let his urinary tract grow before he was banded.  Just a few days before his appointment, he had diarrhea.  His eyes were quite pale.

My March/April babies are getting big enough for their first dose of copper, and since he and several others were pale and having diarrhea, I gave them copper.  Then I moved on to the rest of the kids.


Luckily, when we were at the vet’s office (curbside only), Popcorn was kind enough to give us a poop sample, so I had them do a fecal, (low copper means more likely to have worms) but it came back clean.  I’m going to assume I’d get the same results with the rest of the kids.


Hopefully, the copper will help all the kids, and I won’t see any more sloppy poops.


Now I’m working on another round for the adults because some of them are starting to show signs of needing it again.


This copper seems to be a full time job all by itself.

Losing Bits and Parts

20 Oct

If you remember, I had my little bucks banded to castrate them.  Typically, it’s safe, easy, and not likely to have complications.  They all looked like this as things were dying and drying up.

Red nursing Harley

Red nursing Harley

A couple of days ago, I noticed that my first little boy was completely free of his extra parts.  That’s how it usually happens.  They just fall off.



Well, Tuesday ended up being a bit unusual.  It started with me finally making my phone call to the vet to get an appointment for my little Bob cat.  He had been in another fight and I knew he had torn a claw.  It wasn’t getting better.  The vet pulled the claw off and gave him an antibiotic shot.



That evening, while I was walking in pasture, I took a picture of Red.  I thought I saw wet on his dried up parts.  Well, the skin had come down and revealed he still had living tissue.  Now about three inches was exposed.  I called the vet.  He sutured things and removed what was left of the scrotum.  The vet said he’d never seen anything like that either, so I did feel better.


After the vet’s visit, Red is all better now, but I never want to have to see any of my babies go through that again.  Poor boy.

For the record, I love and appreciate my vets, but I’d like to go a week or lots more before I have to call them again.  I’m sure the feeling is mutual.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have the items for this week at the top of my side bar.

Bucks to Wethers

15 Sep

Tonight I had to catch all my little bucks (the ones I hadn’t already penned) and shut them in.

Martha, George and Maisie

Martha, George and Maisie

The vets are coming in the morning to band them all.  That will be a big reduction in hormones.

If you saw my Friday’s Post when it was flashed here, I apologize.  I was scheduling it for tomorrow and forgot to change the date to tomorrow.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s all good! 😉  Hopefully, you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow…for real.