Originally Posted by twogeldings
Oh boy, it's probably going to take a lot more to knock out your guy than it did mine!
It was kind of interesting to watch, he got all wobbly and stoned looking, just kinda stood there for a few moments (big ol' mouthful of grass to boot) then went down nice and easy
He looked REALLY out of it for a while after he woke up too!
The BO called me today (he's boarded out of town at the moment) and said he's doing great. No swelling, eating like a pig, moving around nice. You'd think he's still a stud! XD
The procedure itself was pretty interesting. The vet rolled him onto his back (one leg tied up) and I got to hold him there. Very quick and simple, dogs sure where happy with their 'treats'.
LOL I would imagine Finn will take a good bit of sedation, he's a big boy these days (pushing 15.3 hh) but he's also the most easy going, laid back kiddo, so he does have that on his side.
I've always had horses gelded on the farm, but this Wednesday I'll be taking Finn down to the clinic. Not sure if that isn't a really bad idea, but the doc was keen on it, so we'll see how it goes.
A few of the geldings I've assisted with were laid over, but they were all done outside and not tied. I've also seen the vet do a few standing with some of the calmer colts we had out at the farm. I think Finn would be calm enough to do a standing castration if we were doing it at home, but going to the vets he'll probably have to go all the way out.
So glad you boy is taking it so easy and speedy healing vibes headed your way!