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Castration of Horses
  by Robert N. Oglesby DVM


Introduction » Stallion Behavior: First Two Years » Gelding Behavior » Best Time to Geld » Preparation » Castration Techniques » Post Op Care » Other Complications » Cryptorchidism » More Info 

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: July 10, 2015;
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Discussions on Castration in Horses
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iconIs this normal after castration?Jan 22, 18
iconYearling Mule Castration - Not Fully DescendedDec 19, 14
iconCryptorchid Quandry13 Apr 11, 11
iconConcern following Castration of 2 ColtsOct 1, 10
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iconProud cutJan 4, 10
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iconTesticles not DescendedApr 5, 08
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