Group offers horse castration clinicThe Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition is offering its fifth annual castration clinic on Saturday at the Carlton County Fairgrounds in Barnum.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition is offering its fifth annual castration clinic on Saturday at the Carlton County Fairgrounds in Barnum.
The free clinic is designed to limit the horse population and promote responsible horse ownership, said Irene Apane of Duluth, a volunteer for the Gelding Project. The clinic was launched in 2009 in response to a growing number of horse-related humane investigations. It provides castration assistance to qualifying owners facing financial hardships. The castrations are performed by veterinary students supervised by licensed veterinarians.
This will be the first such clinic to take place in northern Minnesota, Apane said.
Twenty-five horses are scheduled for castration with two on the waiting list, she said. The clinic will begin at 10 a.m. and probably will continue to about 4 p.m., Apane said. Appointments must be made in advance.
For information about appointments, call Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota, at (612) 625-6776 or email@example.com.