Jaffa-Cake is an 18-month old Miniature Shetland colt (entire male) owned by Becci, one of our nurses.
When Becci bought him in October he was unhandled and wild. Before Jaffa-Cake could be castrated he had to learn to be handled. Luckily for Becci he’s very food orientated so it didn’t take long. After working with him for six weeks she felt Jaffa-Cake was able to cope with meeting new people and going through his procedure.
Our vets Harriet and Nicole were tasked with Jaffa-Cake’s operation. On the day, Becci clipped a patch of hair from his neck so Harriet could insert a catheter to administer his sedation and anaesthetic. He coped with both of these really well. Once sedated vet Harriet administered his anaesthetic and a towel was placed over his eyes to prevent him reacting to stimuli. When Harriet was happy Jaffa-Cake was anaesthetised, vet Nicole castrated him. After his castration was done, he was allowed to gently wake up and recover in his stable. He’s now made a full recovery.