The castration tongs (1) are relatively heavy (approx. 2-5 kg) tongs with long arms (approx. 30 cm) and a wide beak (approx. 8 cm) with strongly curved jaws, which are used to castrate bulls.
If necessary, there is a U-shaped bracket on the underside of one of the arms that can be placed on the knee as support.
The jaws of the forceps are placed successively behind both testicles - at the level of the spermatic cord - and the forceps are squeezed closed for about thirty seconds. After a few days, the scrotum begins to shrivel; the testicles shrink and die.
See also the emasculator scissors. [MOT]
(1) See BERTHELON.