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post #1 of 5 Old 04-26-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Banjo is a gelding!

Well, my big boy Banjo was gelded today. I'm relieved that it's finally over, as I was having panic attacks over it!! He behaved beautifully for the vet- didn't even flinch for the injections and required no extra anesthetic or anything. We rasped his hind feet while he was down and put some copper-care on them, so I can relax a bit about that, too. I had been putting off getting a farrier until he was gelded because he was being pushy and naughty, but the vet said he was very well behaved and he was impressed! He also looked at his little brother- said their weights both looked good and I feel a lot better now. But he felt that the lump on Banjo's face was probably there to stay:( Likely an old injury that seems to be calcified, so it probably won't go away. Oh well, I can live with it- he's still beautiful and a good boy!
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-28-2011, 01:01 PM
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Congrats! It's always a relief to get that done. Our 2-year-old now gelding changed drastically after being gelded in December. He went from being very nippy and irritable in general to much more mellow and happy. Have fun with your boy! :)
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Thanks- did yours have a LOT of swelling? I'm probably panicking but yesterday he was extremely swollen.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-29-2011, 09:46 AM
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Happy Gelding!

Glad he was a good boy and things went well.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-29-2011, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by KatieQ View Post
Thanks- did yours have a LOT of swelling? I'm probably panicking but yesterday he was extremely swollen.
He was very swollen for a while, yes. We stalled him for a week after the surgery so that he wouldn't have to run around with the herd. Did your vet stitch him? I've heard some don't, oddly...our guy was stitched up. We had a scary episode though when he choked on his hay three hours after the operation...the vet said the sedative would have worn off in 2 hours. Vet had to come back and deal with that....he's fine now.
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