We perform routine open castrations in the field under a short 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. We are very happy for you to drop off your colt and we will castrate it at our equine hopsital, and monitor it throughout the day.
We have equine technicians that are available to come along to the castration with us if you are unable to hold the horse.
We can also discuss closed castrations and rig surgeries with you if you require these.