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  • 3 month post castration,can he impregnate my mare?
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    04-24-2011, 01:40 PM
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Foal
putting my 4yrs old just castrated miniture with my others..

Hi everyone...i have just rescued a stallion miniture shetland (age 4)...i have had him castrated 3 days ago!! I kept him in for 2 days and have put him out in the paddock next to my filly and 2 other geldings as instructed by my vet....to my horror this morning he was in the same paddock as my filly and he was trying to mount her....it did not look like he could not reach but now im scared that she could be pregnant. I have separated them again but how long does it take for him to calm down cause eventually I want to put them all together?
     
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    04-24-2011, 02:02 PM
  #2
Foal
If he's been castrated then she shouldn't get pregnant. My QH x gelding at first tried to mount my mare but lost interest in about a week or two. Now him calming down enough to put him with a gelding is different. He may act like a herd stallion and chase the other geldings away from your filly. My gelding was castrated late; he had been bred before, and he is very aggressive towards other geldings when mares are around. So take caution. Good Luck!
     
    04-24-2011, 02:45 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by BansheeBabe    
If he's been castrated then she shouldn't get pregnant. My QH x gelding at first tried to mount my mare but lost interest in about a week or two. Now him calming down enough to put him with a gelding is different. He may act like a herd stallion and chase the other geldings away from your filly. My gelding was castrated late; he had been bred before, and he is very aggressive towards other geldings when mares are around. So take caution. Good Luck!
He was just castrated so he could still breed her. There is a sertain time period where he is still fertal.
     
    04-24-2011, 03:15 PM
  #4
Foal
Thank you! Yes this morning when I got there he would not let the geldings near my filly...apparently after 78hrs he should calm down but how true that is I don't no...but thank you fingers crossed all will be well...
     
    05-01-2011, 07:00 PM
  #5
Foal
Myhorsesonador - viable sperm cannot survive the high temperatures within the abdominal cavity, hence the need for the scrotal sac. It keeps the testes at a cool enough temperature for sperm to survive. If the horse has been gelded and both testicles removed then no, there is no chance he can impregnate a mare.
     
    05-01-2011, 08:59 PM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by BansheeBabe    
myhorsesonador - viable sperm cannot survive the high temperatures within the abdominal cavity, hence the need for the scrotal sac. It keeps the testes at a cool enough temperature for sperm to survive. If the horse has been gelded and both testicles removed then no, there is no chance he can impregnate a mare.
It's highly unlikely but it does happen. Just like some cryptoids can inpregnate a mare.

I know this from exsperinace so just take my word for it. It's not worth the chance.
     
    05-01-2011, 09:06 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I agree with sonador. Newly gelded studs can and have impregnated mares after they have been cut. I'm sure any knowledgable vet will tell you that, the ones around here sure will. It is unlikely, but not impossible. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
I wish you luck with this new mini.(: Glad to know he's been rescued and is in a happy home.
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    05-01-2011, 09:34 PM
  #8
Showing
I agree with sonador. My vet suggests 9 weeks for any viable sperm left in the epidydimis to actually die.
     
    05-01-2011, 09:59 PM
  #9
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They absolutely can breed for a short while after gelding.

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The castration of a male horse is a simple surgical procedure with few risks. Sperm cells are produced in the testicles, matured and stored in the epididymus, and transported via the vas deferens to the ejaculatory site. Gelding removes the testicles, epididymus, part of the spermatic cord, and the covering of the testicles. With gelding comes an immediate cessation in the production of sperm cells, yet newly gelded horses have impregnated mares. This is due to the presence of the ampulla, a sperm reservoir at the end of the vas deferens. Because the ampulla is not removed during gelding, a gelding can potentially settle a mare for up to one month after castration. After one month, the sperm that were stored in the ampulla at the time of castration are no longer viable.
     
    05-02-2011, 01:50 PM
  #10
Foal
Thank you everyone. My vet did say to them separate up to 2-3 weeks so I did but he got in her field...so now im just going to have to keep my fingers crossed! Shame I can't get the morning after pill for her ha ha! He has settled well and made himself boss but was very lucky as no one was injured!
     

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