Hosted By Cedarbrook Farms and
Sponsored by American Veterinary Medical Foundation Cedarbrook Fund
Pre-registration is required. This clinic is open to the public for equine owners who require financial assistance in order to castrate their stallions. Castrations will be provided to clinic participants for a $100 fee for each horse. This fee is non-refundable. Owners are responsible for all other costs associated with the clinic, such as travel, tetanus vaccination, and any aftercare including but not limited to Bute, antibiotics, emergency calls, recheck examinations as required.
● Owners must complete ‘Clinic Participant Application’.
● Owners must submit signed ‘Consent Form’ with clinic application.
● Owners must submit proof of horse ownership with applications (equine registration papers, bill of sale or other identification).
● Applications should be sent to email@example.com.
Castration – How it Works
● Castrations are performed by a veterinarian or veterinary student under direct supervision by a licensed veterinarian. Veterinary assistant or technician students participate in non-surgical aspects of the procedure under direct veterinary supervision (injections, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, etc.).
● Stallions must be halter broke with two descended testicles and be at least four months of age, healthy, and at least a 4/9 Body Condition Score. There is no upper age limit.
● Applications will be reviewed and we will contact approved clinic participants with their appointment time in advance of the clinic.
● Each horse owner will be given a specific time to arrive at the clinic. Horse owners must arrive within 30-minutes prior to that time or their appointment may be cancelled. Please note that there may be considerable wait time during the clinic.
● Each horse must have at least one qualified handler with it at all times. If bringing multiple horses, multiple handlers are required.
Prior to the Castration
● All stallions must be in good health and free from lice or infectious disease (including fever, nasal discharge, cough, etc.).
● All stallions should be clean and arrive in a well fitted halter with a sturdy lead rope (or stud chain, if needed for safe handling).
● Bring any vaccination and de-worming records to the clinic to confirm the horse is current. Current Tetanus vaccine is required and can be purchased at the castration clinic if needed.
● Upon arrival please park your horse trailer and check-in with one of the clinic staff prior to unloading the horse.
● Geldings will be monitored by the veterinary team following the procedure.
● On average, each horse will require a minimum of an hour of recovery time before he can safely travel home.
● Owners will receive aftercare instructions and agree to perform twice daily lunging after a 24-48 hour strict rest period, and provide any medication that may be required post procedure.
● No horses may be removed from the premises until official release by veterinary staff.
Cedarbrook Farms is located at 9812 215th Avenue SE, Snohomish, WA 98290
From Hwy 2 in Monroe, turn left onto Woods Creek Road, stay left on Woods Creek at the ‘Y’, stay to the left on Wagner at the top of the hill for a couple miles, jog left onto 108th, then right on 215th, we are on the left just after the power lines. Look for the ‘Cedarbrook” sign. Please drive slowly down the long gravel driveway and park in front of the barn.
Parking and Check-In Instructions
Once the stallion owner has checked-in with clinic staff and unloaded and placed horse in assigned stall, all vehicles should be moved to facilitate entry and exit of other vehicles in the parking area.
CLINIC PARTICIPANT APPLICATION
$100 non-refundable fee for castration candidates. We reserve the right to deny any castration candidate for any reason.
All stallions must be in good health, clean and equipped with a well-fitted halter and a sturdy lead. Please bring your stallion’s ownership records and prior health (vaccination and de-worming). The veterinarian on hand reserves the right to refuse to perform the procedure on any stallion not fit for surgery.