Spay/Geld
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Spay/Geld

This is a discussion on Spay/Geld within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • What's A spay/geld mare horse
  • Do they spay female horses

View Poll Results: Which would you rather have done?
Spaying filly/mare 1 8.33%
Gelding a colt/stallion 11 91.67%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-23-2007, 08:36 AM
  #1
Showing
Spay/Geld

I have heard in some countrys they spay the female horse and keep the stallion intact. What do they do where you live and what do you think is better? I think spay is the right term, if not feel free to correct me.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-23-2007, 09:04 PM
  #2
Weanling
Well, I know for dogs, cats, and (gasp!) humans its WAAAAY easier to neuter/castrate a male than spay a female. For a female it's big-time surgery while male (dogs/cats) just get a small incision and things removed. I'm sure it's a little different for a human male! Ha-ha

Anyways, I would guess that recovery is easier for a male than female horse. And yes, in the good ol' USofA we generally give the boys the knife while the girls run around in heat and have PMS. Horses that is...

In what countries did you hear they did the opposite? I wonder if there is any benefit to keeping a male horse intact (if not used for breeding).
     
    11-24-2007, 10:49 AM
  #3
Showing
I think it was in Japan that I heard they spay the females and leave the stallions. Not sure about it though. Probably a country where men rule the roost I have heard it is becoming more popular though.
     
    11-24-2007, 02:15 PM
  #4
Weanling
Actually, in the US you can spay your mare. But like Equina said, it is more difficult, and a longer healing time than with the males. While it isn't prevelant in this country, it is possible to do.
     
    11-28-2007, 02:57 PM
  #5
Started
I was actually talking to my mother about this the other day (just got back from visiting the rents for Thanksgiving) and she didn't know, aside from essaying the guess that its a more invasive surgery, so you only do it for mares who have physical or extreme behavioral issues. She said she's never actually spayed a mare, though she studied the technique in school (admittedly, she only worked heavily in equine medicine for about 6 years: she has a lot more experience with small animal/exotics). There are 2 or 3 methods for spaying a mare: the least invasive method actually takes the most skill.
     
    11-29-2007, 12:01 AM
  #6
Showing
Interesting replys, I did a little research too about the various ways to and reasons to alter a mare. I just wondered since vets are always saying how much better it is health wise to alter a dog, cat etc. wouldn't it be the same for horses? Would we be giving them longer healthier lives by altering both mares and stallions if they weren't going to be used for breeding? Just a thought, not based on any real knowledge
     
    11-29-2007, 02:43 AM
  #7
Foal
Very interesting subject Vidaloco. It would be interesting if they did a study on spaying versus not spaying a mare and see what the benefits are. Not sure if they already have or not but there seems to be a lot of questions with no answers.
     
    12-01-2007, 11:23 PM
  #8
Weanling
The reason for spaying/neutering dogs and cats (aside from population issues) is that cancer of the uterus, mammarys, and testicals are prevelant in dogs and cats where, to my knowledge it isn't prevelant in horses.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0