As with veterinary consultations, geldings can be performed on farm or at the Opotiki clinic. Gelding involves removing the testicles under general anaesthesia. The horses are given tetanus protection, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. Castrated horses are quieter and more manageable. Horses can be castrated at any age but ideally when they are 6-12 months old. For further enquiries please speak to either Chris at Whakatane or Sandy at Opotiki.