AskDefine | Define emasculator

Extensive Definition

An emasculator is a tool used in the castration of livestock. Their function is to simultaneously crush and cut the spermatic cord, preventing haemorrhage whilst still detaching the testis from the animal.
The blade is always on the side of the emasculator with the nut that holds the blades in place, and should always be placed adjacent to the testis, so that the crushing clamp occludes the spermatic artery, preventing life-threatening blood loss.
The ratchet (visible on the handle) allows the emasculator to be locked in the "closed" position for the 2 – 3 minutes required for primary haemostasis to occur.
The ends of the "clamp" are rounded and guarded to allow the emasculator to be placed over the testis and spermatic cord without cutting, until pressure is applied.
emasculator in Bosnian: Emaskulator
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