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        01-12-2013, 07:54 PM
    We have castrated calves with either the banding at birth or with cutting them. Actually there are quite a few farmers who castrate their calves with the cutting method. It's much like a colt getting cut/gelded. Except the fact that the calf is either held down (at branding time (a couple weeks old) or stuck in a squeeze chute (weaned calves) and there is no pain killer given. We were advised to cut the calves at the weaning time (kind of crazy because of more stress), we did that two years. Lost a calf the second year and immediately changed our methods to banding at birth.
    There is now a law that in order to cut the calves it has to be a veterinarian doing it.
    With any colts we've had born or bought we had the vet out. Even for our 3 year old wild welsh cross stallion that we bought. It only cost us $100 a horse back then. I know that prices have gone up, but still I think it's more humane.
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        01-12-2013, 07:56 PM
    Chiilaa, I agree completely with your idea that good horsemanship does not mean the horse stays intact. Which I guess I forgot to add. Breeding stock should be a complete package. Well mannered, well trained, and proven in and out of the venue of performance. Blood lines are important too; however, sometimes greatness springs out of nowhere.
        01-12-2013, 07:59 PM
    A vet gave my yearling colt a shot to lay him down to castrate him and five minutes later he was dead.
        01-12-2013, 08:10 PM
    Because some horse respond badly to sedation, same with humans, so can go in for something routine and simple and die from it. Doesn't mean you stop sedating them.
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        01-12-2013, 08:26 PM
    Maybe the vet was over anesthetizing or the horse was over sensitive to anesthesia, but either way at least he wasn't in pain. I think that horse was the exception, not the rule. So sorry about your loss, that would make me think twice also.
        03-28-2013, 04:10 PM
    So, my colt's breeder contacted me and asked if he was gelded yet. I told her no, and she asked me if I'd considered keeping him intact and showing him. If he proves himself in the show ring, she has a few mares she'd like to breed to him.

    I'm back to considering keeping him a stud for now and seeing how he does in the show ring. I'll also be considering his temperament, but no one has done much with him up until now, so I think it's too early to say that he's just bad tempered.
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