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Gelding/Rig question

Discussion in 'Horse Health and Nutrition' started by Ditsyritsy, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Ditsyritsy

    Ditsyritsy PetForums Newbie

    Mar 2, 2021
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    I’m after some advice or just general thoughts please. I’ll try to keep it fairly brief

    My home bred 7yr old is becoming increasingly macho in his behaviour. He wasn’t gelded until almost 18 months as we had to wait for potato number two to drop. When the vet came to castrate, he did have trouble getting number two but assured me that everything had gone to plan.
    Horse remained colty in his attitude but was manageable and I put it down to him being young and full of himself and that it was probably his character.
    Fast forward and over the last couple of years, he has become more unpredictable with all the typical traits of an entire.
    I’ve had bloods taken today as I’m seriously thinking that some functioning tissue may have been left behind.

    First question, if the blood test is negative, has anyone found any good supplements that support a gelding with these tendencies?
    Second question, if the test is positive and I need to have him operated on, do I have any right to ask the vet to reduce the cost as he wasn’t successfully gelded first time around. I don’t wish to complain to my vet if I don’t have grounds to do so.

    Any replies gratefully received
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