Kentucky Operation Gelding Clinic to be held June 22

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June 6, 2013 -- An Operation Gelding Clinic will be held in conjunction with the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute on June 22, 2013, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Applications are required.

The clinic will be conducted at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute located at 4250 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Kentucky.

Qualification for this opportunity is based on income. For a single person, an annual income of $32,000 or less; for a family, an annual income of $45,000 or less. Please provide proof of income through a salary statement or W-2.

You are responsible for transporting your horse(s) to the clinic, and appointments are first come first serve. Plan on staying for approximately two hours, which will cover the time for castration and recovery.

Appointments can be made by completing the Operation Gelding Clinic Participant Application, which can be obtained by emailing info@kyehc.org. Submit the completed application, proof of income, current vaccinations (including tetanus and botulism) and negative Coggins certificate by emai to info@kyehc.org or by mail to KyEHC, PO Box 910124, Lexington, KY 40591. 

All appointments must be made by June 19. Any questions can be directed to Karen Gustin at 859.881.5849.

The new UHC program will provide funds and materials to assist organizations, associations and events that wish to sponsor clinics in which horse owners can bring their stallions to be castrated. A number of associations have sponsored such clinics, and the UHC wants to help more organizations, associations and events get involved in this effort. The KyEHC is grateful to receive support like this from the UHC.

This initiative is made possible by a special gift from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and the UHC; both organizations have donated seed money to get the program started. Operation Gelding is patterned after several initiatives undertaken by horse associations, organizations and events around the country.