Castration & Gelding


UHC's Operation Gelding Program Assists 32 Horses in March

April 22, 2012

Since the program's founding in August 2011, Operation Gelding clinics have castrated 406 horses to date.... Read More


KHC Supports Gelding Clinic at Kentucky Horse Park

April 20, 2012

Sixteen colts or stallions were gelded at the March 10 low-cost gelding clinic.... Read More


UHC Operation Gelding Continues into 2012

January 31, 2012

The UHC's Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 359 colts or stallions to date.... Read More


Gelding Clinic to be Held in Kentucky March 10

January 03, 2012

The Kentucky Horse Park (KHP), located in Lexington, Ky., will play host to a free gelding clinic on March 10.... Read More


UHC Operation Gelding Continues with More Castration Clinics

November 13, 2011

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 276 colts and stallions to date.... Read More


Gelding Programs Continue to Gain Support

August 08, 2011

The UHC will continue its Operation Gelding Program after receiving donations from the AAEP and the USTA.... Read More


"Unwanted" Horses

June 28, 2011

The United States has a growing problem with "unwanted" horses. This live chat event discussed many solutions.... Read More


Gelding/Castrating Male Horses

April 25, 2011

Why and when should you geld or castrate a stallion, and what's involved in the procedure?... Read More


UHC Operation Gelding Clinics Castrate More Than 245 Stallions

April 21, 2011

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 246 stallions to date. The program, which was launched in late August 2010 with the help of seed money from the American Association of Equine Practitioners ... Read More


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