Castrations

Category: Castrations
Yes we do. If you are able to transport your colt or stallion it is preferrable to castrate them at the clinic. This also saves you travel costs.
Category: Castrations

Whether we perform a standing castrate or one under general anaesthetic the procedure itself only takes approximately 20 minutes, however it can then take another hour in some cases for your horse to recover if it has a general anaesthetic.

Category: Castrations

We just require a flat, preferably grassy area to castrate. If there is inclement weather then shelter is required.

Category: Castrations

Anytime from 6 months of age. Mature colts or stallions are slightly more difficult to castrate and carry a higher general anaesthetic risk therefore we usually recommend getting them done around 12 months of age.

Category: Castrations

It does not matter for your colt what time of year he is castrated, however, due to the busy nature of the breeding season (August-December) it may be more difficult to schedule a time for the procedure to be done. Therefore, we highly recommend getting them castrated in the off season.

Stallion Collection

Of course! We have two specific stallion yards with their own shelters that are separate from other horses.

Yes, our experienced team can collect and analyse semen for fresh, chilled and frozen storage.

We can both freeze to store elsewhere and freeze to store in the clinic in liquid nitrogen tanks.

We analyse semen in several ways to assess concentration, motility and morphology. We do this by manual inspection under the microscope and using our Minitube AndroScope semen assessment machine.

Semen is collected in an artificial vagina, known as an AV. We place it on the stallion’s penis while he jumps either a teaser mare or a dummy mare, depending on the stallions requirements.

It is very stallion dependant, some will pick it up quickly, in a couple of attempts, while some stallions may take weeks to train.