Registration Request Form Below
Equine Community Resources will be holding a low-cost gelding clinic at the Rafter J Ranch 65950 93rd Street Bend, OR on May 12, 2017.
We would like to thank Dr. Kelley Jones of Around the Bend Veterinarian Service in Bend, OR for providing her veterinarian services for the our gelding clinic. ECR further thanks the Un-wanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding for assisting with funding.
How to participate
We will be able to geld 12 stallions, so appointments are limited. There are many people who have expressed their desire to participate in our Gelding Clinic. Thus, time slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee your appointment, you will be asked to fill out an application and provide payment prior to the event. Potential participants requesting financial assistance through the Equine Community Resources Assistance Program will need to complete an ECR Assistance form.
ECR is asking a minimum of $50 per gelding. Any amount above the minimum will assist other equine community stallion owners applying for financial assistance through the ECR Assistance Program. We also appreciate your sharing of our Sponsorship Program with folks you know to further assist in funding our gelding clinic.
Participating stallions must be halter broke, in good health, have 2 descended testicles, and be 4 years old or younger. Stallions must be up-to-date with their tetanus immunization, otherwise tetanus will be administered by the veterinarian for an additional $25 fee. Wolf teeth extractions available additionally for $25, as well. Dr. Jones strongly encourages the rabies vaccine, which is 100% effective against the disease. The rabies vaccine will be available for $15.
All horses will have an exam prior to sedation, an IV catheter will be placed, and tetanus, Banamine and Excede (an antibiotic) will be given.
The veterinarian on hand reserves the right to refuse to preform the procedure on any stallion not fit for surgery. In this case, your money will be refunded. Also, our veterinarian requires that post-op transport times be less than 90 minutes due to the many variables that have the potential to cause catastrophic post-op complications with prolonged travel times.
Stallions must arrive at the clinic with a qualified handler. If a participant brings multiple stallions to the clinic, then each horse must have his own handler. The stallion must be equipped with a well-fitted halter and a sturdy lead.
We will provide participants with an appointment time. Horse owners must arrive within a 30 minute time window before their appointment, or their appointment may be forfeited.
If you are interested in participating in our gelding clinic please complete the Registration Request Form below.
If you have any questions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Un-wanted Horse Coalition Funding Guidelines state:
The intent of the program is to assist owners who could not otherwise afford castration.
Although the UHC does not require proof of financial need, host organizations must certify that the clinic is not open to for - profit breeders.
When May 12, 2018
Where Rafter J Ranch
65950 93rd Street
Bend, OR 97701
Coming in 2018- Operation Chip!
The Unwanted Horse Coalition will be offering organizations hosting Operation Gelding clinics the opportunity to apply for microchips to be implanted in the horses participating in their clinic.
Lack of identification is a major barrier to safe transitions for horses in the United States. By providing easy access to microchipping for horse owners and horse rescues, the UHC hopes to achieve the industry’s collaborative goal of Owning Responsibly and providing opportunities for at-risk horses.
All gelded horses participating in the ECR May 2018 Gelding Clinic will receive a free microchip unless the owner specifically chooses not to participate in this UHC program.
It is important for Rafter J Ranch to maintain a safe environment during the Gelding Clinic.
The Gelding Clinic will be busy with horses waiting for their procedure and waking up from anesthesia, as well as owners, volunteers, and clinic staff, with horse trailer traffic in and out of the facility.
Therefore, Rafter J Ranch requires that participants DO NOT bring their dogs to the clinic if they wish to participate in the Gelding Clinic.
Help Support our ECR Gelding Clinic
The impetus for these clinics is that the castration of a stallion will help prevent over breeding, in turn reducing the number of unwanted horses. Castrations will also produce a gentler horse that is more rideable, trainable, saleable, and adoptable, allowing them to be used in several careers.
Our low-cost Gelding Clinics meet a great need of the equine community in Central Oregon, and we are asking for your help, your resources to allow ECR and you to make a difference for these horses and owners!
We appreciate any amount you can offer, $5, $10, $25 or more. If you have any friends, family or acquaintances that have a heart for helping horses and others, please share... Thank You from all of us at ECR!
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