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From about the time a donkey is 2 years old it is possible to use a burdizzo which does not create an open wound if it is used over a clean cloth and so is less inviting of infection.
Also if the donkey is too mature it may retain the unwanted behaviour of a stallion even after it has been successfully castrated with the burdizzo.
− Small, tight rubber bands are placed around the neck of the scrotum above the testicles, to cut off blood supply to them; calves less than 5 days of age Burdizzo − Clamped above the testicles, on the neck of the scrotum; one side at a time; left in place 40-60 seconds; used on an animal up to 800 lbs − Make sure spermatic cord of that side is trapped − Severs spermatic cord, without breaking the scrotal skin Surgical Tubing − Alternative to burdizzo for older animals − Places rubber surgical tubing very tightly around neck of the scrotum, above both testicles, and fastens it there with a metal clip − Fall off within 1-2 months Emasculator Henderson tool 21