Operation Gelding Awarded Grant by AAEP
Through Operation Gelding, the Unwanted Horse Coalition provides funds and materials to assist groups that wish to host low—cost or free clinics in which horse owners can have their stallions castrated by a certified veterinarian. Funds of $50 per horse gelded, with a $1,000 maximum, are awarded to participating groups once in a 12—month period.
The impetus for these clinics is that the castration of a stallion will help prevent overbreeding, in turn reducing the number of unwanted horses being bred. Castrations will also produce a gentler horse that is more ridable, trainable, salable, and adoptable, allowing them to be used in several careers.
Since its inception in August 2010, Operation Gelding has assisted in castrating 1,128 horses in 93 clinics.
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