C O Castration gone wrong Apr 24, 2010 20:28:53 GMT -5
Post by Shalali on Apr 24, 2010 20:28:53 GMT -5
We took our 4 month old bull calf to the auction to be banded and branded. They were out of bands, so they said they would cut him. I figured they knew what they were doing, so I didn't think much. Well, they didn't let the brand get hot enough, so they had to re-heat, after they had already burned him, then it still wasn't very hot and they held it a very long time. When they cut him, the young man cut his entire scrotum off. When they were done, he had a gaping hole in his abdomen with "stuff" (the internal portion of his penis) showing through and he was bleeding quite a lot. When we got him home, I sprayed it down with dilute betadine and put a bunch of cayenne pepper on it. Then I went to the feed store and got penicillin, stop bleed, tetanus, and a wound spray. By this evening, it seemed that even more was hanging through the wound, so I decided to sew it up. The feed store doesn't carry suture material, so I got my mom to bring her curved needle and I got some dental floss. We tied his front feet to one post and his his back feet to another and laid him on a tarp. I irrigated the wound with a 20 ounce spray bottle of diluted peroxide and then with about 10 ounces of dilute betadine. I then sewed up the wound. I left lots of space between the stitches for the wound to drain. It looked much better, obviously, with his insides staying inside. Oh, I am so mad at myself for letting them do that to him. I am going to learn how to do this myself and be the one responsible for doing it correctly or screwing it up. That poor baby!