So my yearling colt was gelded this last Thursday. I've been following the vet's instructions to the letter, free longeing him at walk/trot for a minimum of 30 minutes per day, sometimes more... keeping him in a stall bedded with straw to prevent any particles from getting into the healing area, blanketing him to keep him from getting too terribly muddy.
We were told to expect some swelling and inflammation, but I don't know how much is too much and I was hoping that some people here who have had colts gelded in the past might be able to offer some input. This is the first colt I've had who was gelded in my care. I don't want to call the vet if it's all in the realm of normal, but if you guys think it looks swollen enough to warrant giving the vet a call, let me know.
Just to add, my colt has been eating, drinking, pooping, and urinating regularly thus far. If he hadn't been, I would have called the vet already.