Castration of Horses
Castration is the most common surgical procedure in horses with almost every male horse going through the procedure. Done properly the incidence of serious complications is very low. In spite of that, many of todays horses owners have not gone through the procedure and have anxiety about it. A common problem encountered with castration is cryptorchidism. This article explains timing, what to expect, how the procedure is done, and post-op care including recognition and care of complications. Also covered is the diagnosis and method of dealing with a cryptorchid stallion.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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Discussions on Castration in Horses
|Yearling Mule Castration - Not Fully Descended||1 ||6 ||Dec 19, 14|
|Cryptorchid Quandry||1 ||13 ||Apr 11, 11|
|Concern following Castration of 2 Colts||1 ||3 ||Oct 1, 10|
|What's the right timing?||1 ||6 ||Mar 10, 10|
|Vet choice for gelding a two year old.||1 ||26 ||May 31, 10|
|Proud cut||1 ||4 ||Jan 4, 10|
|Proud Cut||1 ||6 ||Dec 26, 09|
|9 1/2 weeks into castration||1 ||16 ||Feb 22, 10|
|Do I geld him and keep him or not?||1 ||5 ||Feb 2, 09|
|Temperament and Behavioral Changes- Late Gelding||1 ||4 ||May 9, 09|
|Recovery timeframe for late-gelded horses||1 ||15 ||Dec 12, 08|
|Chemical Castration||1 ||4 ||Sep 4, 08|
|Gelding a 9 year old breeding stallion?||1 ||56 ||Sep 9, 08|
|Testicles not Descended||1 ||3 ||Apr 5, 08|
|My Gelding is Casanova!||1 ||6 ||Apr 12, 08|
|Experience with sutured/"closed" castration||1 ||4 ||Mar 4, 08|
|Gelding or rig (cryptorchid) behaviour?||1 ||8 ||Apr 2, 07|
|Testicular descent....crypt or not||1 ||3 ||Jan 13, 07|
| castration gone ugly.. ||1 ||27 ||Oct 18, 06|
|Gelding trying to mount mare ||1 ||5 ||Mar 27, 06|
|Hard lump in scrotum after castration||1 ||6 ||Mar 16, 05|
|Gelding with Stud Behavior and Elevated Estrogen Level||1 ||3 ||Dec 31, 04|
|Gelding gone wrong||1 ||39 ||Jan 8, 05|
|Castration affecting bone growth||1 ||12 ||Oct 27, 04|
|Unidentified "Structure in Scrotum"||1 ||3 ||Sep 29, 04|
|Is this gelding still a stallion?||1 ||44 ||Mar 23, 04|
|Gelding exhibiting stallion behaviors||1 ||8 ||Jan 9, 04|
|Does anyone know what gelding "under the sign" means?||1 ||11 ||Nov 16, 03|
|Sclerotic Cord||1 ||9 ||Nov 15, 03|
|When to test for hormones in a gelding||1 ||2 ||Oct 8, 03|
|Stud like behaviour in gelding||1 ||7 ||Oct 8, 03|
|?circumcision needed?||1 ||2 ||Aug 13, 03|
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|Pro's and con's on gelding a yearling||1 ||15 ||Jun 11, 03|
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