A reduced-cost gelding clinic co-hosted by National Equine Resource Network (NERN) and R-VETS will be held at Creek Hollow Ranch on Sunday, March 24. Private horse owners in need of this service are invited to participate.
The cost to horse owners who bring their horses to the clinic will be $75, compared to an average veterinary fee of approximately $150 to $300, according to those organizing the event. The clinic will also take a limited number of cryptorchids and hernia repairs, for an additional fee.
Dr. Eric Davis, DVM of R-VETS, is volunteering his services to NERN and the community, stressing the importance of reducing the future equine population in the face of the nation’s ongoing economic woes.
“At a time when many horse owners are struggling just to feed their animals, we felt that providing financial assistance in this area would be one of the most important contributions we could make, not only for existing horses, but for the future,” said Shirley Puga, NERN’s executive director. NERN-sponsored gelding clinics have been held throughout California, and clinics were recently offered in the states of Washington and Nevada. NERN was created to unite and strengthen the equine welfare community by providing education, resources, funding, and opportunities for collaboration to equine rescues. NERN also develops and provides proactive programs to assist horse owners.
To participate in the Ramona gelding clinic, horse owners may contact NERN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-419-2462. Creek Hollow Ranch is at 25279 Creek Hollow Drive.
For more information on the gelding program, or to donate, go to www.nationalequine.org.