When do dwarf goats sacs fall off after banding?

Brittany09

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hi, we’re new to goats and we banded two little guys about a month ago. Their ball sacs are hard as rocks, and they are starting to detach, but there is open wounds around the Tops of the bands. Only on the fronts of both i believe. Not huge sores, just if I pull them back slightly I can see red flesh. Is this something to worry about?.
 

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And can I just spray a bit of hydrogen peroxide on these little sores?
 

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Hello, i went though the same thing not that long ago. It can take 4-6 weeks before they completely fall off. Just keep spraying any open wounds down with vetericyn. Before you know it they will fall off!
God bless!
 

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My vet told me years ago that after several days to a week, and they are dried and shriveled that it's safe to cut the sack off....but, I haven't been able to make myself do that. Pretty high on the yuck factor!
 

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It will be six weeks this Saturday and they honestly still feel pretty connected, They have disconnected from the skin the whole way around, But the middle part is still hanging on. They are hard as a rock and dried out. I have been using nitrofurazone from the vet. Would just using a razor to cut them off be the quickest and best way? I’m afraid the longer they hang there the better chance of infection there will be . I really really appreciate all of these replies! Thank you so much and God bless you!
 
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