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    12-03-2011, 12:59 PM
  #11
Trained
When the vet was out gelding my yearlings in the summer, who both had their wolf teeth pulled as a matter of routine while they were out, Stewie the Moose was also gelded. He was 4.5 months old, fully developed, well up on the growth curve, and fully dropped and ready to be done. The only thing is his wolf teeth weren't ready to go, so he will need those done later if they cause him an issue
     
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    12-03-2011, 01:21 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I am in a similar situation to Golden Horse.

I got my colt done as soon as the vet felt comfortable doing it, which was 5 months. I knew he was dropped because I would see them within a couple weeks of birth. All my friends were impressed. Actually my vet said that is not unusual. He said about half of them have dropped testicles from birth (or maybe it was shortly after, I don't remember).

Wolf teeth I still need to get done. He didn't have them at 5 months when he was gelded but he has them now. (He's 16 months old now). Normally with older colts my vet will take the wolf teeth when they are knocked out for castration but because I got mine done so young that wasn't an option. I figure I will ask the vet about it this spring when he comes out for shots. Maybe he can do it then.
     
    12-03-2011, 01:33 PM
  #13
Banned
You can geld as soon as the testicles drop. My vet frequently does her own foals at three months. The wolf teeth I'd probably wait on for a separate dental exam, but it doesn't hurt to ask your vet.
     
    12-03-2011, 02:52 PM
  #14
Yearling
We were watching a gelding procedure done on a 2-year old (my mare's last baby!) a couple of weeks ago, and that vet says that you can geld as early as you want to. Wow. Never heard that before. My little guy Eli is 9 months and I can feel one testicle dropped. I am following popular advice & that of my personal vet who says both need to drop before gelding.
     
    12-03-2011, 03:04 PM
  #15
Yearling
Mana got castrated early in his yearling year due to his second testicle not dropping earlier. Had his wolf teeth done at the same time. Poor thing couldn't decide which end hurt worse.
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