Banding (the application of a constriction band) on the tail or scrotum of an animal is one of the most humane ways to get the job done. The constriction band cuts off the flow of blood to the scrotum or tail and causes the tissue to die. 8" Plastic Handle Elastrator Banding Applicator Tool. For use with managing sheep, lambs, goats and cattle.
The most common way of tail docking is to apply a rubber ring (or band) to the tail using an Elastrator tool.