My vet did an awesome castration the foal stood up and not one drop of blood to be scene was floorless procedure.
Little bit of swelling but nothing serious.
When my colt was castrated, it was full of drama. He jumped up in the middle of the castration because the doctor didn’t have him sedated enough and then he was swollen and dripping blood for two weeks, and the doctor never came out to check on him even though I called him a few times. Finally healed
Tuesday Trivia Answer:
What type of equine surgical procedure carries the highest risk of post-surgery complications? Believe it or not, castrations! Despite being relatively common, this delicate operation has a higher chance of difficulties post-recovery. Are any horse owners out there surprised by this info?
The most frequent complications experienced after the procedure are generally mild and often subside without intervention; however, more concerning or life-threatening issues such as eventration, hemorrhage, a bacterial infection of the spermatic cord, or peritonitis could occur. Other less severe problems, like scrotal swelling and edema may also present themselves post-surgery.
Pictured: Dr. Lanham performing a standing laparoscopic crypt-orchid castration.