castration - infection?

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I cut my bull calves about 10 days ago. They were all about 5-6 mos. old. One's sack seems to be swollen and he seems to be losing a bit of weight, although he does graze and nurse. I assume this is an infection caused by not getting everything out of there? Any treatment recomendations would be appreciated.
 
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> I cut my bull calves about 10 days
> ago. They were all about 5-6 mos.
> old. One's sack seems to be
> swollen and he seems to be losing
> a bit of weight, although he does
> graze and nurse. I assume this is
> an infection caused by not getting
> everything out of there? Any
> treatment recomendations would be
> appreciated. If swolen badly take a sharp knife and open up bag to let it drain and give shot of penecilon,
 
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i had a calf this spring that had a bad swelling problem... even into his side.. he could hardly walk... vet said it most likely was because we didnt get enough of the cord out when we cut him... and to go back in and get it... this could be your calves problem... or

it could be internal bleeding.. when we went back in on my calf, his sack was full of clotted blood... a bunch of it... we was bleeding internally... i kept him up so i could keep him drained if needed, and gave him a tetanus shot and penicillin shots and he finally got over it and all the swelling went away..

i would recommend you contact your vet, and follow his/her advice... that is what i did.

good luck with yours

gene

> I cut my bull calves about 10 days
> ago. They were all about 5-6 mos.
> old. One's sack seems to be
> swollen and he seems to be losing
> a bit of weight, although he does
> graze and nurse. I assume this is
> an infection caused by not getting
> everything out of there? Any
> treatment recomendations would be
> appreciated.



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>Thanks for the advice, I'll be monitoring it. i had a calf this spring that had
> a bad swelling problem... even
> into his side.. he could hardly
> walk... vet said it most likely
> was because we didnt get enough of
> the cord out when we cut him...
> and to go back in and get it...
> this could be your calves
> problem... or

> it could be internal bleeding..
> when we went back in on my calf,
> his sack was full of clotted
> blood... a bunch of it... we was
> bleeding internally... i kept him
> up so i could keep him drained if
> needed, and gave him a tetanus
> shot and penicillin shots and he
> finally got over it and all the
> swelling went away..

> i would recommend you contact your
> vet, and follow his/her advice...
> that is what i did.

> good luck with yours

> gene
 
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Anonymous

> I cut my bull calves about 10 days
> ago. They were all about 5-6 mos.
> old. One's sack seems to be
> swollen and he seems to be losing
> a bit of weight, although he does
> graze and nurse. I assume this is
> an infection caused by not getting
> everything out of there? Any

> treatment recomendations would be
> appreciated. My Vet highly recommends a Tetanus shot at the time of castration and especially when problems like this exist.



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