We castrated two of the 2007 colts this morning and had some complications...so if you have any spare jingles please send them out to our boy Cody. He has sutures in now, is on Tucoprim and is bright but as a just in case... He will be checked every hour as he is across the aisle from my not-quite-ready-to-foal maiden mare.
Many jingles for Cody! I don't know if this will make you feel any better, but last month we castrated one of our colts and we needed to keep him in clamps over night. He was misreable for a couple of days but ended up be just fine. So I'm hoping things go the same for Cody.
COTH, keeping popcorn growers in business for years.
"I need your grace to remind me to find my own." Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars. This line reminds me why I have horses.
Thanks you guys...we have upped the antibiotics now to Tucoprim, Penicillin & Gentomycin.
Terri - we had the clamps on for the day and the little stinker kept kicking them, which caused more bleeding, then pulling on the cords, so he was colicky, not eating, kicking and bleeding like mad. When he progressed to just throwing himself to the ground and beating up his buddy, there was no question of calling the vet! So the vet came back out and did the sutures and the bleeding has subsided completely. Now we just worry about infection.
His pasture buddy also got gelded and had the clamps left on but after the circus with Cody, Liam's got taken off. Then he started bleeding and the vet was setting up to suture him also...then the bleeding stopped. I checked him hourly last night and we'll just keep fingers crossed that all goes smoothly from here on out.
We had also gelded my four year old Weltmeyer last week with no complications whatsoever (well, beyond normal swelling & stiffness). Oh and 2 more to be done on Monday...