Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mystery object-answer

Anonymous gets it right

"Looks like a burdizzo to me. we use them to castrate male calves"

It is in fact a veterinary instrument known as a “bloodless castrator” Nice.

Staying on the same theme this is another instrument used in veterinary practice, but also, historically, in humans. What is it? & what's it for?
To get an idea of scale, it would be one to two feet long

1 comment:

  1. Hi, anon again. I reckon this is a trocha & cannula, used for de-gassing a bloated rumen in ruminants, often caused by the animal having access to a surfeit of clover.