Operation Gelding Receives Grant From AAEP

The AAEP has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.
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The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.

Through Operation Gelding, the UHC provides funds and materials to assist groups that wish to host free or low-cost clinics in which horse owners can have a veterinarian castrate their stallions. Funds of $50 per horse gelded, with a $1,000 maximum, can be awarded to participating groups once in a 12-month period.

The impetus for these clinics is that castrating a stallion will help prevent overbreeding, in turn reducing the number of unwanted horses. Castration also typically result in a quieter horse with the potential to be more ridable, trainable, salable, and adoptable.

Since its inception in August 2010 Operation Gelding has assisted in castrating 1,128 horses in 93 clinics

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