Castration is a surgical procedure performed by a veterinarian that is defined as the removal of the testicles of a male horse. The procedure can be accomplished through sedation and local anesthesia in a standing position or through general anesthesia and the horse lying on its side (lateral recumbency).
Castration with the Henderson method results in little or no blood loss, less stress, swelling, infection, and trauma. The Henderson Equine Castration Instrument may be used on stallions one week of age or older.
Castration is usually completed at one or two years of age. The Henderson Equine Castration Instrument is used with a standard 14.4 volt variable speed hand drill with a neutral switch, preferably a cordless unit for convenience and safety. It utilizes twisting action which effectively closes the severed cord. Minimizes blood loss and risk of hemorrhage through the severed cord. Reduces risk of post-castration swelling, infection and trauma. Less chance for infection to enter the abdominal cavity. Easy to use and faster than many other forms of castration. Heavy duty stainless steel construction for years of service.
The transmitter is sutured to just outside the vulva approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the expected due date. The physical separation of the vulva lips pulls the actuating magnet from the transmitter. When this occurs, a silent radio signal is sent to the receiver which then 1) sounds an audible alarm and 2) activates any accessories attached to the receiver. There are two kinds of transmitters, the Multi-Use (blue) and the Single Use (red). The Multi-Use transmitter can be used up to ten (10) times, depending on the length of time that the magnet is out of the transmitter shelf. The Single-Use transmitter is used only once/ then thrown out. Both transmitters work with either the Standard Range or Long Range receiver. You may monitor multiple births simultaneously, provided each expectant mother is wearing a transmitter and is within the tested range of the receiver.
Abscesses have many potential causes but typically form when a wound becomes infected with bacteria. ... Injuries that commonly get infected in bacteria resulting in abscesses include wounds in the mouth from sharp objects, bite wounds from other animals, and ingrown hairs.
Wolf teeth are small, peg-like horse teeth, which sit just in front of (or rostral to) the first cheek teeth of horses and other equids. They are vestigial first premolars and the first cheek tooth is referred to as the second premolar even when wolf teeth are not present. They are much less common in the mandible (lower jaw) than the maxilla (upper jaw) although mandibular wolf teeth are found very occasionally.
Designed for motorized dentistry. In some horses, the limited space on the side between speculum and cheek, can cause difficulties when floating on upper molars on the buccal side. The stainless steel speculum spreader keeps the sides of the speculum away from the cheek.
Enamel points are sharp points that develop on the inside of the lower molars and outside of the upper molars. They occur over time as the horse stops chewing as far sideways. This makes the unopposed edge tooth get longer. When the edge tooth gets longer it forms razor sharp points. They cause pain to the horse because they irritate the soft tissue of the gums when the horse eats and when certain equipment is used in the mouth resulting in the tongue and cheeks being pulled into these points. To resolve this problem the points must be filed off.