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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Gelding a 10 month old stallion

Dr. Getty, I have a 10 month old stallion and I have his Mother also. My question is if I have him gelded now will hurt his growth. I want to get as big as he should, but I now have to seperate him from his Mother, because she is in season and I don't want them to breed. I was told that I needed to wait until he was 18 months old. I can keep them seperated for the next 8 months if I need to. I have also been told that it will not hurt his growth. Please help........

Thank You, Annie

Where are you from? Missouri

How did you locate this forum? A friend

Re: Gelding a 10 month old stallion

Hello Annie,

All of the veterinarians that I have consulted with tell me that it is best to have a colt gelded early. Their growth is not stunted and they recover from the surgery more quickly and with less chance of complications. My colt was gelded at 9 months and is doing great!

Hope this helps!

All the best,

Dr. Getty