We perform routine open castrations in the field under general anaesthetic.  We choose paddocks that are as safe as possible and free of obstacles and try to schedule these surgeries when the weather is ideal.

Castrations can be performed at different ages, often it depends on the facilities of the owner and how confident they are dealing with colts and their intention for the horse in the future.  If you have any questions regarding castrations please phone the Masterton clinic.

We can also discuss closed castrations and rig surgeries with you if you require these.