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    06-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Green Broke
Question about a gelded donkey

So I bought my 2 yo mini donkey and was told he was gelded. I've had him since Dec and all is well.

Well today I was grooming him and it seemed that he had a "sack" buy no testies. I felt around and it was just a deflated sack and I thought I felt two hard grape like lumps which I thought were scar tissue. I'm assuming if he wasn't gelded the lumps would be a lot bigger then grapes? He didn't care I was playing with his man parts but now I'm a bit worried as he is pastured with a mare and a few geldings. He never acts studdish but he will mount my gelding frequently. He never touches the mare or other geldings. (He's obsessed with my gelding)

I messaged the lady I bought him from and she said that's how they geld donkeys. They cut open the sack take out the testies and stitch em back up. I'm not sure how much of that I believe, though. Although I know they do it to dogs as my last dog had the same thing but he was neutered.

Any input?? Why would they leave the sack where as all gelding horses that I've seen never have just a deflated sack left behind.
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    06-03-2013, 11:30 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
. Although I know they do it to dogs as my last dog had the same thing but he was neutered.
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They did it to your dog and he was neutered, AH, same thing as gelded!

That is the whole point, is it not?

"They cut open the sack take out the testies and stitch em back up. I'm not sure how much of that I believe, though. "

It is called gelding in a horse and neutering in a dog. Same thing!
    06-03-2013, 11:31 PM
Well apperently you gotcha an alternative life style donkey, which is funny as all heck to me.

Yes gelding is done by, open sack, remove balls, stitch or staple sack. Really simple honestly. Execution of said process though, can be horribly screwed up.

As to what you felt, it's hard to say really. But typically the testicals are pretty dang obvious.
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    06-04-2013, 05:12 AM
Might depend on the age he was done as to the sack - never seen this on a horse, but IME horses are generally done before they grow one! My donkey had been gelded(young & definitely) for over a decade when he met his first Jenny... and got so busy he wore all the hair off his belly!
    06-04-2013, 05:32 AM
Green Broke
My point was, my horse doesn't have just a deflated sack so I was wondering why would the donkey.
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    06-04-2013, 06:00 AM
Maybe his were bigger to begin with... Reminds me of an ACDC song...
    06-04-2013, 06:03 AM
I've never seen a horse stitched or stapled after a normal gelding procedure. The incisions are left open for drainage & close on their own.
    06-04-2013, 07:16 AM
Green Broke
My jack was 14 when he was gelded. There was noticeable sack, it did seem to lessen a bit over the years but the first couple years a glance would make you wonder.
    06-04-2013, 08:15 AM
Green Broke
Funny thing is that I've never noticed this "sack" he has until yesterday.
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    06-04-2013, 08:23 AM
Green Broke
I had a jack that I had to get gelded and his danglies were HUGE compared to any horse, he also had more swelling after the procedure, and had obvious hanging left when it was all said and done. If I hadn't seen him before the gelding procedure, I would have thought something was there, but there was a big difference before and after.

As to the gelding procedure - I've sat in on several and they are usually opened up, bits removed (and my vet tosses them to the lucky dog - yuck!), and then its left open to drain or else you will have too much swelling built up.

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