Equine CastrationAutumn is a good time of year to get your colt castrated as there are less flies around to irritate to surgical site.
Colts are generally castrated for 2 reasons:
- To prevent unwanted pregnancy
- To make them easier to handle and safer to run with other horses
Advice will be given on a case-by-case basis but in general colts can be turned out into a small paddock the day after surgery.
Your colt may remain fertile and display stallion like behaviour following castration therefore should be kept separate from mares and other horses for 2 months following surgery. In some older horses stallion behaviour may not resolve but they will be infertile.
If you have a colt that needs castrating call the clinic on: 01373 836186 to talk to one of our equine veterinary surgeons.