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    Question Castrating a yearling stud colt.

    What week of the month should I get my stud colt castrated so we experience a more pleasant time with less bleeding, swelling ect? I know according to the farmers almanac that a full moon ect, or time of the month will bring a worse time of healing, but I can't find it on the internet and nobody that I have asked can remember the time of month. Any knowlege on the subject will be appreciated.........thanks! I should add that we live in Florida and it is practically summer and hot with flies all year long.
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    All I know is that when I got my colt gelded, the vet said that he was glad I chose to do it nearing the Autumn weather because it was a little cooler and less flies to bug my colt.

    I woildn't geld a colt during summer, because of the heat and flies and such, but that may just be my personal preference.
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    We have always gelded our colts in March/early April with no problems. We avoid summer months for the reasons listed above. Just make sure your colt has dropped. Our vet will not do a colt that hasn't.
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    If you going to geld by the phases of the moon here is what your looking for: http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon/

    If I remember correctly, your supposed to geld livestock when the Moon is waning. (Waxing" means growing and "waning" means shrinking.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra-A1 View Post
    If you going to geld by the phases of the moon here is what your looking for: http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon/

    If I remember correctly, your supposed to geld livestock when the Moon is waning. (Waxing" means growing and "waning" means shrinking.)
    So tomorrow is a waning moon? The vet is coming tomorrow to castrate my colt, looks like I picked a good day

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    We also geld our boys in March/April. We have 3 yearlings that will be done soon. Never tired doing it by the signs but may just try this year.

    Good luck to all doing the deed this spring.

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    I just had my gelded Wednesday, thus far he has not one ounce of swelling and there is no bleeding or drainage!

    As long as it's cool and there are NO flies then it's a good time. Now is a good time.

    Here is the link to the pics I posted of our colt getting gelded.

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    When to castrate

    Quote Originally Posted by Vengeance View Post
    All I know is that when I got my colt gelded, the vet said that he was glad I chose to do it nearing the Autumn weather because it was a little cooler and less flies to bug my colt.

    I woildn't geld a colt during summer, because of the heat and flies and such, but that may just be my personal preference.

    Reply: I am having my colt fixed tomorrow. Vet says to do it before heat and flies...also when the signs are right. Farmer's Almanac is what you go by....when the signs are in or going out of legs and feet is what I think the vet said....last week in March is what she told me! She says they will heal better that way.
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