Originally Posted by cloudkisser
Yes Cloud is the horse in my avatar. I don't have kids so go figure.... Do you guys know how long it takes to heal? Or at least for it to stop swelling? Will the vet put him on any kind of antibiotic? Thought maybe that would help keep infection away. I will try and keep it as clean as I can but I live in hawaii. Its humid, and there are lots of flys. I would think its easyer for him to get an infection in this enviroment. I hope my vet will put up with my millions of questions:)
Well is he stalled? Maybe you can put a fan in there and some fly traps to keep the flys away from him. Also put fly spray on him but not in the area where he was gelded or it could cause issues.If you can I would walk him around. I don't remember if the vet put my step dad's horse on antibiotics but I know you want to give them bute to help with the pain and swelling some..big ol horsie asprin!
I think it heals in a month. It's easier on younger horses than horse who have been stallions for yrs is what I heard...don't know if that's true.