I tried something new! I had two horses two castrate a few weeks back and I was introduced to the Henderson’s castrator. I got to watch the demo video and I was a bit skeptical about this thing.
Warning….if you have balls you may find the next explanation disturbing. You attach the castrator to a drill and spin until the cord detaches and the nut it removed. It all looks a bit weird and sounds pretty gory so obviously I was excited to try it!!!
When doing a castration the main area of concern is bleeding. The traditional method using an emasculator, is designed to squish the main bloody supply but you often get a bit of oozing of blood afterwards.
With the Hendersons I had no bleeding at all! The twisting cuts off the blood supply and detached the cord pretty high up.
Both horses recovered very well with no swelling or complications! Success. Might just have to try it again. Here are some pics.