Can I use the EZE for Pig ears?

Yes you can. It is great to “Dock” the ears to prevent Cauliflower ear. This is a condition when the ear fills with fluid and if not treated, the Pig will die. Also, docking helps prevent the other Pigs from picking at the ears.

What about Waterbelly?

No one really knows whether or not Waterbelly is caused from band Castration. It occurs more in some parts of the country and no cases in other parts. Please Select here for more info or do a search on it to access more info.

Can I use the EZE on Bulls older than 8 years?

Yes you can. It doesn’t really matter how old the Bulls are to Castrate. The technique may have to be altered slightly because the scrotum and testicles are larger. So you may have to slip one testicle through at a time. The scrotum will fall off in the same time frame which is 20 – […]

What is the proper way to store my vaccines?

Phil Osborne Animal Husbandry Specialist WVU Extension Service 7/99 The use of vaccine to protect against costly losses from disease in the Cow herd is an essential part of good herd management. These vaccines must be handled and stored properly if they are to be effective. Modified live vaccines are more sensitive to being mishandled. […]

Do you have any idea as to why an animal may have been graded docked as a Bull? (Other than by mistake)?

They may be docked because of head size. The heavier the animal the larger the head. The head may have not had enough time to shrink. Belly hair may trick them into thinking it is a Bull. Trim belly hair before sending to market. Castrating to late, which results in an animal being to masculine […]

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Are there other Castrators on the market that Castrate larger animals?

Yes there is. I know of two. One type is a small device that you slip onto your hand and stretch the tubing with your hand to tighten. The other one is somewhat similar to the EZE, but you have to stretch the band with your hand to slip the scrotum through. No matter which […]

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Why delay Castrate?

The reason for delayed castration is the fact that the testicles produce testosterone, which produce muscle. This is the best free growth promotant there is and it’s better than implants. Also Bull Calves out-gain Steer Calves by as much as 15%. Less stress on the animal and less possibility of infection.

My latex rings are getting darker in color, why is this?

This discoloration occurs naturally. You may still use them. Be sure to store your rings out of the sun, as ultraviolet rays deteriorate latex. Also, keep rings warm when using. Generally you shouldn’t use them if they are too old. If you use them within a year and they have been stored properly you shouldn’t […]