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  •  they make little rubber bands for (2+ / 0-)
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    flowerfarmer, ladybug53

    wethering--work very well when you catch them very young and they never know what happened!

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    by Portia Elm on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 11:39:56 AM PDT

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    •  yep, elastrator (1+ / 0-)
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      That's my preference tool. Wethered male goats get urinary calculi very easily, which is why they are done as late as possible -- more development = less problems, even raising for meat to be butchered at 7 months it is an issue, much more so for wethers destined to be pets, weed trimmers, or pack animals. At 2 months, which is just before they start to be fertile, so you can't keep them with the rest of the herd anymore, they do notice.

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