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foal questions

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Horses, Mules' started by CinnamonEli, May 8, 2017.

  1. May 8, 2017
    CinnamonEli

    CinnamonEli Loving the herd life

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    When do y'all wean and geld your mini colts?

    My seven month old is trying to breed his mom
     
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    Mini Horses

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    He's old enough to have both done. My minis were weaned @4 months & gelded when both had dropped. As they are smaller than full sized, some didn't drop enough until maybe 6 months. If gelded early, there is little sack when adults. Nice clean look.

    Since I raised them, there were times when ages differed as I waited for weather or groups to do the deed. They were not held off for weaning, however.

    Yep, he needs own stall.
     
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    CinnamonEli

    CinnamonEli Loving the herd life

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    The vet said they couldn't do till he was a year old though and now they won't call me back :barnie

    If I wean him, the only other horse to put him with is my mini stud, but I'm afraid they'd fight. Opinions?
     
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    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master

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    Any other vets you can contact?
     
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    CinnamonEli

    CinnamonEli Loving the herd life

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    None that I trust because they've done some things in the past that put my mini stud's life at risk.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Ask why a year. He must have a reason. I've never had one tell me that. That does not make sense if both testicles have dropped.

    Is he a large animal vet?
     
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    CinnamonEli

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    they are specialized in horses. Not sure why they said a year