- Crushes the spermatic cords but does not cut the skin or the arteries to scrotum. Thus no blood and less risk of fly-strike.
- Excellent for castrating ram lambs up to 90 days of age.
- Testicles dry up and scrotum shrinks within 21 days.
- 9" long
- 1 1/4" jaw length
- Stainless steel
How to Use
- Ensure that both testicles are pulled down.
- Only clamp one side of the scrotum at a time.
- When doing second side, slide the Emasculatome down a little. You do not want the opposing marks to meet.
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Shei S from Ohio
This device may be fine for some animals but it's been a disaster for us. There are gaps on both sides that the spermatic cords can and do partially slip into. (I understand that's at least partially intentional, and maybe appropriate for using on calves. But Premier is selling this for sheep and goats.) My kid's left cord was successfully clamped the first time, but the right side has evaded the clamp 7 times now (3 attempts and 2x per attempt, and the last time I even did 3x).
You can't get the clamp around a 12 week goat's scrotum without opening it all the way, at which point it's impossible to close with one hand. (I'm a fairly large man, not lacking in hand size or strength.) But of course if you use two hands, then you can't hold the cords steady in the clamp. So it's really a three-person job. One to hold the goat steady, one to hold the cord in place, and one to clamp down.
I don't know why Premier is selling this piece of crap but I highly recommend getting a device without gaps at the ends if you're trying to castrate a goat at 12 weeks (once the urethra has grown enough to pass any kidney stones). This device just isn't good unless you're gonna kill the kids pretty young and so don't care about future kidney stones.
My poor goat has suffered pointlessly, and now we will just send him to the vet because I can't have him getting his young sisters pregnant, and I don't dare try using this thing again, or any other burdizzo since his right cord is mostly scar tissue now. Maybe I'll buy a banding set but that's so painful, and since he's now sixteen weeks it's getting pretty late.
Molly W from Wisconsin
This tool is exceedingly hard to operate. My husband and I are not big people and so our hands are not enormous; you need enormous and very strong hands to fit around the handles and compress this tool effectively, and to pull it open. The alternative is using two hands to compress it, which means you can't hold the spermatic cord in place to ensure it gets pinched, or it takes 3 people—one to hold cord, one to hold lamb's legs, one to operate emasculatome. This was a big disappointment and total hassle. We now have to redo a few rams which won't be an easy task for any of us. This method is preferred by so many, but don't use this tool for it!
Madeline B from Michigan
I really wanted this to work, but could barely get it open. Once we did, my sheep and cattle experienced friends could not keep the cords from slipping out of the tool. This is not a one handed operation either, by the way. After trying multiple times, we gave up and ended up banding (not at all the plan...) Do not recommend this tool at all.
Robert J from California
Would not recommend as there are gaps on the sides that allow the cord to escape the clamp. It is difficult to tell if the cord has in fact been crimped fully or escaped.
I would recommend the "side" clamp tool instead. It costs more, but is well worth the certainty of knowing whether the cord has been fully crimped.
Joel B from Oklahoma
This item is inexpensive and pretty solidly built (made in Pakistan) but it does have space gaps on both sides of the closure that make it a little harder to use. Fias Co Farm's website has a great picture showing this: http://fiascofarm.com/goats/buck-wether-info.htm.