Castration & Gelding


Minnesota Castration Clinic a Success

April 19, 2011

The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition (MHWC) held its third Free Castration Clinic on April 16 in Cold Spring, Minn. Twenty-five veterinary students from the University of Minnesota's Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine ... Read More


First Two NERN Low-Cost Gelding Clinics A Success

April 03, 2011

The National Equine Resource Network's (NERN) low-cost gelding clinic program in California has reduced the number of stallions in Huntington Beach and Salinas by 25, according to Shirley Puga, head of the nonprofit organization founded last year to ... Read More


Cryptorchid Colt, Missing Equipment?

February 01, 2011

My newborn colt's testicles and umbilicus are set way back and the veterinarian can't feel the foal's penis. ... Read More


California Low Cost Gelding Clinic Scheduled for Feb. 26

January 29, 2011

National Equine Resource Network (NERN), in partnership with Red Bucket Equine Rescue (RBER), is launching its Gelding Program by hosting a low cost clinic on Feb. 26 at Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Read More


Washington State Operation Gelding Clinic a Success

January 16, 2011

Seven horses were castrated at the Tacoma Equine Hospital's low-cost castration clinic held on Dec. 31, 2010. With funding from the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding, the clinic provided financially strapped owners an opportunity to change... Read More


New Gelding Clinic Program to be Tested in California in 2011

January 07, 2011

A statewide gelding clinic program will be conducted at various locations throughout California in 2011. This program is intended to help economically challenged horse owners castrate their colts and stallions at a minimum cost and to ... Read More


Washington State Vet Clinic to Host Operation Gelding Clinic

December 30, 2010

With many horse owners still struggling to make ends meet in the current economic downturn, the horse industry continues to look for a ways to help with the ongoing unwanted horse problem. With the support of the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation ... Read More


UHC's Operation Gelding Clinics Continue

November 21, 2010

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Operation Gelding program continues to enjoy success as participation has spread across the United States. The program is designed to offer funding assistance to organizations, associations, and events ...... Read More


New Gelding Trouble

October 01, 2010

Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us how to deal with a new gelding who won't take orders.... Read More


Castration Complications: The First 24 Hours After Gelding are Critical

September 19, 2010

Chubby Poco Chick should have been castrated while he was still a weanling or even a yearling, but life kept getting in the way. At age three, our Quarter Horse colt was good-natured and docile, but we aren't breeders, and he wasn't b... Read More


Why the Horse Business is Different and What to Do About It

August 25, 2010

Those who are new to the horse business generally want to be given a pre-fabricated plan that has worked for someone else so that they can take this "magic plan" and create a successful horse business. But people who've... Read More


Penicillin's Effects on Castrated Horses

July 29, 2010

Giving procaine penicillin before and after castration reduces the levels of inflammatory markers on a horse's blood test, which suggest that this approach might reduce bacteria in the surgical wounds, according to a Danish study. ... Read More


Modified Surgical Technique Helps Male Horses

July 20, 2010

Texas A&M improves a standard procedure to remove part of a horse's penis secondary to damage or disease.... Read More


Bahrain Disease Identified as Glanders

April 29, 2010

Veterinarians have had to euthanize eight horses in three weeks due to glanders.... Read More


Miscellaneous Sessions: HERDA, Lawsonia, Castration, and More

March 08, 2010

Miscellaneous sessions at the 2009 AAEP Convention, including HERDA, castration complications, and more.... Read More


Local Analgesia Aids Castration Pain Control

February 01, 2010

Adding a local analgesic to the systemic pain medications used during castration relieved pain in colts, researchers recently reported.

The researchers observed three groups of 12 colts. All of the horses received pain medication bef... Read More


Common Castration Complications (AAEP 2009)

January 26, 2010

Complications associated with equine castrations occur commonly and should be indentified and treated properly in the field. Even though castration (removal of the testicles) is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in equine practice, ... Read More


Six Tulsa Horses Killed on Highway

October 16, 2009

Six horses were killed and two drivers were hospitalized after a reported eight horses got out of their pasture and ran loose on Highway 169 in Tulsa, Okla., about three o'clock this morning (Oct. 16), according to Read More


Kentucky Offers Stallion Castration Incentive Program

June 02, 2009

Indiscriminate breeding is one contributing factor to the number of unwanted horses. The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is now offering incentives for responsible Kentucky horse owners to reduce the number of horses capable of reproduction through... Read More


Castration Clinics Snip Away at Unwanted Horse Population

May 27, 2009

Equine groups across the country are attempting to reduce the number of unwanted horses at the source, through subsidized castration clinics aimed to reduce the number of foals hitting the ground.

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SmartPak Equine Becomes AQHA Corporate Partner

May 03, 2009

SmartPak Equine, provider of the popular patented daily-dose SmartPak supplement service, has been named the Official Supplement Feeding System of the American Quarter Horse Association.

"We are delighted to be partnering with AQHA and... Read More


Kentucky Ice Storm Illustrates Anatomy of a Disaster

April 07, 2009

A winter weather warning for Kentucky had been issued, and all the horses were in the barn for the night as a precaution. After all, how often have the weather forecasters been overenthusiastic about "catastrophic" storms?

Overnight the... Read More


Reproduction Research

March 17, 2009

During the 2008 AAEP Convention, experts discussed multiple topics relating to equine reproduction.... Read More


Winter Whoas

January 01, 2009

The two Miniature Horses and the Miniature Donkey came trotting through the early morning gloom from the frozen field into the spotlight of the barn for their morning hay. As they got closer, I noticed they were moving ... funny. Not the ha-ha... Read More


Castration Technique Could Reduce Complications

June 30, 2008

A new sterilization technique that leaves a stallion's testicles in place but nonfunctioning might provide a safe, simple, and reliable alternative to traditional castration methods, according to Iranian researchers.

In the... Read More