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e·mas·cu·late

 (ĭ-măs′kyə-lāt′)
tr.v. e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing, e·mas·cu·lates
1. To castrate.
2. To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
adj. (-lĭt)
Deprived of virility, strength, or vigor.

[Latin ēmasculāre, ēmasculāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + masculus, male, diminutive of mās, male, man.]

e·mas′cu·la′tion n.
e·mas′cu·la′tive, e·mas′cu·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·mas′cu·la′tor n.
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(2007) observed that the use of emasculator techniques resulted in faster healing and less pain in the long-term, whereas RR induced discomfort equivalent to orchiectomy, with painful response to local palpation for up to 30 days.
The spermatic cord is transected using an emasculator or is ligated with heavy absorbable suture and severed distal to the ligature.
In the surgical method, the testis is removed by cutting with the help of an emasculator. In the bloodless method, testes are atrophied by applying pressure on the funiculus spermaticus (Aslanbey and Candas, 1987).
This paper report the cases of eight cart horses, without specific breed, with age ranging from 3 to 10 years, and weigh from 190 to 358kg, which after clinical exam were submitted to orchiectomy using emasculator in standing position, under neuroleptic analgesia with acepromazine (0,05 mg/kg) and after fifteen minutes xylazine (0,5 mg/kg), both intravenously (IV), and local analgesia (lidocaine), as described by Finger et al.