Castrations

5th March 2016

Horse

We are happy to carry out castrations either at your premises (if suitable) or at the practice. Where possible we like to perform the procedure under standing sedation but there may be occasions where it is more appropriate for the procedure to be performed under a general anaesthetic.

We can only perform the procedure if there are 2 fully descended testicles. If you are unsure if your horses testicles are fully descended please call the practice for further advice.

For stallions over 2 years old, the procedure can be a little more complex and carries a slightly higher risk; in these instances we would always recommend you speak to the vet in person prior to booking the procedure.