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Free gelding clinic planned for Oct. 27

October 08, 2012

The Maryland Fund For Horses’ Good To Geld program will conduct a no-cost Gelding Clinic for Maryland residents in need of financial assistance with castrating colts and stallions on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Md.

Participants must apply in advance and include approval of fitness to castrate from a licensed veterinarian. Spaces are limited. Application forms can be obtained at www.mdfundforhorses.org. Questions and requests for information can be emailed to info@md fundforhorses.org.

By assisting Marylanders with castrating young horses, Maryland Fund For Horses intends to:
n Improve the health and welfare of horses not intended for breeding;
n Reduce the number of unwanted horses in Maryland by reducing the number of accidental or unintended breedings and the resulting offspring;
n Assist responsible horse owners to convert potentially unruly and dangerous stallions into more manageable, trainable and marketable geldings.

Maryland Fund For Horses wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Loch Moy Farm, the Unwanted Horse Coalition’s Operation Gelding Program, Virginia Tech, Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Pfizer Animal Health, Damascus Equine Associates and Michael Erskine, DVM.

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities or volunteering to assist with the gelding clinic are encouraged to contact volunteer@md fundforhorses.org.

Maryland Fund For Horses is a Maryland nonprofit corporation (501(c)(3) status pending) whose mission is to provide programs to improve equine welfare, reduce the number of unwanted horses and educate horse owners and the public about responsible horse ownership and equine-use land stewardship.

As a statewide organization, Maryland Fund For Horses strives to foster collaboration and cooperation to improve equine welfare throughout Maryland’s horse industry.

For more information, contact Maryland Fund For Horses Inc., P.O. Box 194, Libertytown, MD 21762. 

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