What’s up I’m Kyle and this is the vervet forest it’s officially vasectomy season which means that every single two and a half year old male monkey on the property is getting vasectomized a lot of you and I mean a lot of you have asked about this in the past everyone wants to know do the males get do they get neutered do they get castrated no we vasectomized the reason that the males are vasectomized at two and a half years old is that their testicles are very important to them I guess you could say that about a lot of men but in this case vervets blue balls actually represent something it shows their prowess and their ranking within the troop society so to castrate a male vervet and get rid of its balls is actually really rude it’s kind of a mean thing to do they have trouble we find a lot of our expats that show up here that have been brought in have been castrated the male expats have been castrated and they have a really hard time integrating into the troops because they just don’t identify well within the troop ranking because they don’t have testicles so in order to allow our male vervets to live a healthy natural life within the troops and because we are not a breeding facility we are a rehab and sanctuary we vasectomized every single male monkey on the property at two and a half years old that also includes the bandits so the goal is to never have any births occurring inside of the troops because that doesn’t help us in any way I want to give a shout out to some of my patrons or all of my patrons who make this possible for me but especially my top patrons which would be fast out Janet Francisca vich Chuck and dye Jim and Linda and Australia when I got to sick bay there was already a lineup of dudes waiting around Thomas William from scro boo boo from angle key and jambalaya and bobbya from royal were all post-procedure and ready to go back home Leonard and Apache from scrote troupe were just waiting to get snipped apache was the first up this morning and it meant it was time for him to be sedated so she’s trying to get him over to the crush cage side right now that way they can crush him bring him to the top and then sedate him before surgery it’s time to get sleepy This is Cheryl she’s from the Americas, hahaha, the colonies, exactly.This is Emma… I don’t think she’s from the Americas. She’s from the Belgiums. everything covered in green is my sterile field including this stuff over here. So I should spit on it? Exactly, spit on it step on it just move your hands all over, i’ll wait till it’s more messy. Oh he’s got a little layer of fat, he’s a healthy boy. The two we did yesterday were lean with no fat on them.We’re they the roayal ones? Yeah that makes sense. That’s topical anesthetic that’s good. What’s it called? Bupivacaine. We also use Lidocaine but we have lots of Bupivacaine this year so. Are you slicing the fat away? So I’m going down through the subcutaneous tissues toget to the little bundle that holds the ductus deferens and it’s blood supply. En route to the testicle. I’m gonna open that up, find the Ductus, take out a piece and put everything back like I was never there. You made that sound pretty exciting like an adventure. It is, it’s an adventure every time. We’re going in search of it! so far I’ve had some really nice one some of them last year had inguinal hernias so they weren’t fully closed on each side and I get a huge bundle of fat pop up right in my surgical field it’s very difficult mm-hmm that’s always enjoyable, but they got a free inguinal hernia repair at the same time as the vasectomy, a two-for-one special.And they didn’t have to pay for any of it. That’s right we have free socialized health care here at the vmf as long as you’re a monkey. We even fly doctors in from out of state. Left side located. very healthy blood supply next to it. It bleeds a lot if you nick it, pop it back down. So what exactly did you do? So I found the Ductus which is the hardest step because it’s very very tiny. Yeah. Isolated it from its nearby blood supply.Secured it so I didn’t lose it again, which is extremely frustrating. I saw that. So that’s when you wrapped it over? Yes I learned that the hard way last year. It took me so long to find it and when I found it I was so excited and then just immediately dropped it. That’s frustrating. And then clamped off the section that I’m gonna be taking out which is at minimum a centimeter. Okay. I try to get a little bit more, they can grow back together. So it’s a matter of taking a portion out and then just leaving a gap or…? Exactly so it’s like you had a highway. Right. And you took a bridge out. Okay. And then you put large barriers. So you are putting a clamp on either side when it goes back in? Exactly yes, so I’m gonna be putting two sutures on each end okay. I see that’s what you’re doing, alright.Oh that’s such a small knot that you’re putting on there too, that’s tough. Yeah. And so is it the semen that’s flows through this tube specifically? Yeah so this one is specifically for the sperm and its associated fluids. And so when it blocks or backs up, it hits the barrier does it just stop and go back where it came from? Exactly it’s like it hit that jam at the bridge and turned around. Okay so you don’t get like any sort of back flow that blows up or anything? Nope they just return to where they came from die and are reabsorbed.That’s really interesting. And you can leave each end of the ductus open that is an acceptable practice. And it’ll just flow out and dissolve in the body? Unfortunately no, so what happens… They get themselves pregnant? No. It’s a miracle! What happens is that sperm has nowhere to go so it lodges in the subcutaneous tissue, forms what’s delightfully called a sperm granuloma… Oh that sounds painful! Yes it is uncomfortable. It’s a sperm pimple. Like a kidney stone made of sperm? So then it’s irritating uncomfortable and increases the risk of it growing back together. Oh interesting, that’s really crazy so it could actually find itself like a lizard and its tail and reconnect. Yup it’s surprisingly common, that’s amazing. Nature finds a way. Yeah seriously. Jurassic Park. It seems incredibly low impact. It’s very very minimal bleeding – Yeah exactly. Great for these little guys, cause they don’t have a whole lot to lose. These are absorbable sutures these will dissolve within weeks to months. We do everything absorbable so we don’t have to recapture and sedate them Lower risk of them taking them out themselves. Oh I see, so you have to do two.Yup, one for each testiclee. That makes sense. It’s like a superhighway rather than like an Old Town Road. Right side located This is just fluid to help re-hydrate him since he’s been under for so long. After it was all over Cheryl gave Apache a shot to help reverse the sedation and within a few minutes he was waking up just good you’re a big boy and we’re going to good to go? Sweet. look at you already sitting up. I know we love it Apaches vasectomy went really well it was quick it was easy he was uh I believe number five to be vasectomized and I think there’s 15 in total.15 two and a half year old males that need to be vasectomized, so that should all be done easily in the next couple of days and vasectomy season and the excitement of that will be all over so I hope you guys learned something from that vasectomy found it interesting I found it interesting oh hey look it’s a George what’s George doing out here what’s a George he’s just a dust dog that’s all he does he’s just a dust dog a couple of days later Apache was released back to Skrow troop and when I caught up with him he was strutting around like he was still the coolest dude in town .