Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership
It’s that time of year for many male horses—castrating season. Castration is the surgical procedure veterinarians perform to turn a stud horse or colt into a gelding by removing his testicles.

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. Castration is necessary if a horse is not of significant breeding value. If time and performances are needed to determine potential breeding value, an owner must manage and train the colt to prevent behavioral problems.  


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