Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Gelding 9 year old APHA stallion
Poco was gelded this morning approx 11am. I'm going to keep a journal throughout the healing process so Anyone curious about gelding mature stallions can see how it went for us.
Poco received a tetanus and anti toxin prior to the gelding process. He received one syringe of sedation, was the walked over to a large grassy area to be given the second dose. I literally had to hold his entire head/neck on my shoulder for the second shot as he was sooo sleepy already.
He laid down within 2-3 minutes and a rag was put over his face. The vet then put a rope around his lower neck/upper shoulder and use it to tie up his rear leg.
I did not witness the actual gelding process. Since I was helping hold the back leg forward.
After the removal was finished we waited about 10 minutes or him to wake up. He was VERY unsteady on his feet for about 15-20 minutes and had a hard time keeping his legs under himself.
After he got steadied I hand walked him for approx 30 minutes then let him out to pasture. About 2 hrs later I cold hosed his inner flank for about 10-15 minutes followed by another 10-15 minutes of hand walking. I did have to wash off his legs since his white made him look like the victim of a horror movie! There is a steady drip of blood that I was told may continue for 2-3 days.
By afternoon he was grazing happily and I had witnessed him trotting around a bit.
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