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stinkbelly 04-13-2010 12:07 PM

castrating an older donkey
 
I have a 9 or 10 year old male donkey. He is pretty cool except I recently got two female horses. I have them in separate areas but he knows they are there and he i constantly attacking the fence trying to get in there. He is hurting himself. He also always attacks the fence between me and the neighbors with female horses. I am wondering if castrating him would do any good or if he is too old and set in his ways.

Smart 04-13-2010 12:09 PM

Please video if you do......:D

Peacock 04-13-2010 12:12 PM

I'll take two tickets to this event!! :D

bowtechman 04-13-2010 12:16 PM

haha man it wont hurt him at all as a matter of fact i just castrated one the other day and he was like 10, we were needing another donkey to track to train our horses and heel also and we had a lil donkey roping stretched him out laid him down and he had surgery in the roping arena........ sorry pic guroos i was not able to get that done but before we did it he was all over the other donkey we have and after minor break in some cords he was done. so the answer to your question is yes it will help and its not too old by any means.............. have you ever castrated one?

txdukklr 04-13-2010 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bowtechman (Post 2424439)
haha man it wont hurt him at all as a matter of fact i just castrated one the other day

now how do you know that for sure. . . . hurt me just thinking about it.

Deathrow Jethro 04-13-2010 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txdukklr (Post 2424484)
now how do you know that for sure. . . . hurt me just thinking about it.

LMAO!!! :eek::D

stinkbelly 04-13-2010 12:32 PM

I won't be doing it. I will pay someone to do it and I will assist (watch).

No-Walkin STX Hank 04-13-2010 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txdukklr (Post 2424484)
now how do you know that for sure. . . . hurt me just thinking about it.

x2

That sounds like a nurse or doctor right before they give you a shot:(:o or better yet before you would get one of those good old whoopins from your daddy and he always said it want hurt:rolleyes:

Pistol 04-13-2010 12:37 PM

There shouldn't be a problem. The last farm I worked at we castrated a 15 year old stud. He had been bred many times. The new owner wanted to turn him out and not breed him, but he was valuable, so the insurance made us put an extra rider on for the procedure b/c of his age. There were no problems, and he was turned out with mares after 6 months.
A stud can still impregnate a mare for up to 3 months after being castrated, but we wanted to be sure!

stinkbelly 04-13-2010 12:46 PM

Will he calm down and quit attacking fences between him and the neighbor horses?

bowtechman 04-13-2010 12:50 PM

oh yeah no doubt, he is just runnin with testosterone like any male does it'll definately slow his roll brotha!

Ouch 04-13-2010 01:12 PM

Remind me not to **** you off.

temple droptine 04-13-2010 01:18 PM

I am making a note right now..... "If I ever go hunting on Stinkbelly's place do not 1) mess with his mares 2) mess up his fence" Sorry couldn't resist.

To answer your question, Yes it will calm him down just like any other animal.

-crb

muley4x4 04-13-2010 01:23 PM

He should be fine. He might even become best friends with your mares!

stinkbelly 04-13-2010 01:33 PM

So who on the TBH wants to come out and cut him? I am offering a case of beer, a video to be viewed by all TBHers, and a couple of free donkeys to take home with you or whatever you charge.

RLoving1 04-13-2010 01:45 PM

Cutting anything takes mind off the azz and concentrate on the grass!;)b

trailboss 04-13-2010 01:55 PM

I'll never attack another fence as long as I live!

Trailboss

Dale Moser 04-13-2010 02:31 PM

I came dangerously close to performing this procedure on myself one time while crossing a fence....

txsteele 04-13-2010 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stinkbelly (Post 2424496)
I won't be doing it. I will pay someone to do it and I will assist (watch).

........while taking pictures????????;)b

bowtechman 04-13-2010 02:39 PM

where you located brotha?

stinkbelly 04-13-2010 02:48 PM

I am on the east side of Weatherford (Hudson Oaks).

Txnrog 04-13-2010 04:08 PM

You can also inject them if you don't want to do the cutting. Do a little research. I was looking into doing it for corsican rams that I didn't want breeding with my mouflons. Seems to be pretty low impact. I forget what the vet said to inject them with, but as I recall, it's a pretty common chemical.

Winman 04-13-2010 05:27 PM

After I had a vasectomy it sure didn't slow me down...and I didn't even have to cross a fence....and that was a lot of years ago...as Toby says...I'm as good once as I ever was...

Bill in San Jose 04-13-2010 06:06 PM

How far is Weatherford from wherever BowWiz is these days? Add that to the Wiz in the pen with the hog video classic. I noticed that by the time I finished reading all the posts I'd gone from sitting normal to having my legs crossed tight against one another.

outdoordaddy 04-13-2010 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peacockoutdoors (Post 2424427)
I'll take two tickets to this event!! :D

x2!!! :D

cheez 04-13-2010 06:17 PM

My Dad had one cut when I was a kid. I think they had 6 grown men and about 10 ropes and he still dang near got loose :eek::eek:

Pistol 04-13-2010 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stinkbelly (Post 2424541)
Will he calm down and quit attacking fences between him and the neighbor horses?

yes

Lost Buckaroo 04-13-2010 08:02 PM

just my 2 cents but I think you're cutting on the wrong end. what does he do besides eat and cost you money??

txnduckhntr 04-13-2010 09:23 PM

I agree with the "cutting on the wrong end" thought lost buckaroo stated above.
Really between me and my buddys we've prolly had 40-50 head of them rascals, and I've yet to see one die. Cutting him won't hurt him at all, he will just bleed a lot, but I assure you he won't die.
On the other hand, mules are gettin top dollar these days.

Brett C 04-13-2010 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lost Buckaroo (Post 2425629)
just my 2 cents but I think you're cutting on the wrong end. what does he do besides eat and cost you money??

x2;)b

bearintex 04-13-2010 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Winman (Post 2425336)
After I had a vasectomy it sure didn't slow me down...and I didn't even have to cross a fence....and that was a lot of years ago...as Toby says...I'm as good once as I ever was...

Yeah, but a vasectomy just cuts the cord. The testosterone makers are still there.;)b

nanny_slammer 04-13-2010 11:23 PM

im bowtechmans bro and i asuure you your donkey will never want to run up and down your fence and wont even wink at your mares again. it will actuallly make him better to be around. and i will come do it no prob just have to find the time and a weekend that he and i are free. videoing the procedure would be hilarious and we might even have ring side seats available on a first come basis. and for door prizes two lucky onlookers will have souviners to go home with!!!!

Cajun Blake 04-13-2010 11:33 PM

hey stink

wish I could help, but I don't have any Rocky Mtn Oyster recipes to share with my TBH brothers ;)b

AElineman 04-13-2010 11:46 PM

I'll come do it this weekend if u want I gotta go up to stephenville anyway just shoot me a pm if u still need it takin care of.

txmuleyman 04-13-2010 11:56 PM

Y'all want a good video. Get a henderson castration tool. Looks like a locking pair of pliers that is then put in a cordless drill, clamp it on the cord and pull the trigger. Let the spinning begin.very effective on older animals,help to crimp blood vessels.

Iced Down 04-14-2010 12:47 AM

Poor guy doesnt know a bunch of guys are sitting around talking about video taping his boys being cut off.:p, ill go ahead and side with the donkey. let him keep em:D:D

Pistol 04-14-2010 07:07 AM

I can't believe the women on this site aren't all over this!! :D :D

I don't think chemical castration would work- he would still produce testosterone.

stinkbelly 04-14-2010 07:14 AM

He is an incredible watch dog. I live at the end of a road and if anyone even drives near my land he screams. I always know someone is coming about 5 minutes before they get there. He also chased some stray dogs off one of my longhorn calves this past January.

stan 04-14-2010 08:20 AM

I could introduce him to my ex-wife; she's an expert "castrationist".

muddy 04-14-2010 08:26 AM

well his hollerin may go up a couple of octives.

muddy 04-14-2010 08:27 AM

an ex-wife will not work, when they castrate they go in through the checkbook.

Tallcowgrl 04-14-2010 08:34 AM

Castrating will help. It will take about 4 weeks after castration before all the testosterone is completely out of his system. But good luck to whoever cuts him....they fight hard...they kick the sedation out of their system fast:D

Xspot 04-14-2010 08:37 AM

Tammy enjoys working on Donkeys at the clinic and on farm calls... :) I think you should invite her out to help.. LOLOLOLOL

stan 04-14-2010 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddy (Post 2426489)
an ex-wife will not work, when they castrate they go in through the checkbook.

...ahh, yes. You are correct.

Ron 04-14-2010 09:09 AM

I had a donley around my mares for a few years. He was always tryin, but couldn't ever get up there. I think they finally kicked him to death.

Tallcowgrl 04-14-2010 06:19 PM

Go jump in a lake Xspot! I dont care for ***'s

poppy1 04-14-2010 07:36 PM

Cut him by all means- keep him away from the mares for a month-problems solved.

stinkbelly 04-15-2010 06:33 AM

While I am on here trying to figure out a way to calm him down he tore down my 6' chain link fence and chased my neighbors 4 mares around. Now I have a 5 acre pasture that I can't use until I fix the fence. While chasing him back, I broke my ATV. About an hour after this happened, my phone rang. I told my wife if it is about the donkey to tell them to shoot it.

AElineman, I sent you a PM.

systemnt 04-15-2010 07:03 AM

Am I the only one that get's a serious chill up my spine when I read this thread's subject line?


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