Equine and Camelid Castration

This section will focus on the principles of equine castration both standing and recumbent.  Equine castrations can be performed standing or recumbent and are typically performed on yearlings. As yearlings are big enough to be dangerous and young enough to not be well trained, you need to plan carefully for  sedation or anesthesia, the procedure and the recovery.  Resources for sedative and general anesthesia protocols can be found in earlier chapters. Review this section to learn

  • who, when and where to castrate
  • how to castrate
  • postoperative requirements
  • how to minimize and manage complications





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