Learn how the government agencies turn the wild stallions and jacks into geldings.
Reducing testosterone levels helps male horses behave in more acceptable ways, so generally male horses are gelded. This surgical procedure on large wild mammals in field conditions presents a lot of challenges for the veterinarians involved. This course will help you understand the procedure and consider its complications. This badge is required for interns and trainers of Mustang Camp.
In this course you will learn to:
- Describe the gelding process.
- Outline the major BLM policies for gelding.
- Identify some aspects of gelding practice that may impact equine welfare.
- Care for a recently gelded animal.