HI, I HAVE A 12 YEAR OLD GELDING WHO WAS GELDED BEFORE THE AGE OF 2 (BOTH TESTICALS WERE DESCENDED). HE WAS NEVER USED FOR BREEDING PURPOSES AND HAS BEEN EVALUATED BY MY LOCAL VET INCLUDING A PHYSICAL EXAM AND BLOOD WORK WHICH WERE ALL WNL (INCLUDING HIS TESTOSTERONE LEVELS). HE HAS STARTED EXHIBITING “STUDDISH” BEHAVIOR SUCH AS SNAKING THE MARES, MOUNTING THEM, CALLING TO THEM WHEN REMOVED FROM THE PASTURE, ETC. MY VET SUGGESTED DEPO PROVERA INJECTIONS. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT A STANDARD DOSE IS FOR A @ 1000# XXXXX AND THE FREQUENCY OF THE DOSING TO SUPPRESS THESE BEHAVIORS? I KNOW THIS MEDICATION DOES NOT HAVE A LABELED USE FOR THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT, HOWEVER IT SEEMS TO BE USED NOT THAT UNCOMMONLY FOR GELDINGS EXHIBITNING THIS BEHAVIOR. IS MEDROXYPROGESTERONE THE GENERIC FORM OF DEPO PROVERA AND IS IT DOSED AND GIVEN THE SAME WAY? SINCERELYMELISSA SWALLIE
Type of Animal: HORSE
Pet's Gender: GELDING
Pet's Age: 12
Name of Horse: BUDDY
TRAINING,SEPERATION,PHYSICAL EXAM WITH BLOOD WORK BY A VETERINARIAN.
Stallion-like behavior in geldings is one of the most common behavioral complaints among horse owners. It is usually only in the pasture and can often be eliminated by turning the horse out with other geldings only. Depo-provera (medroxyprogesterone) will usually help this behavior as well. For a 1000# XXXXX, I give 8cc of depo-provera IM, then 8cc one week later and then 8cc every 3-4 weeks. I have not seen any adverse effects from using it. Hope this helps. If you'd like to continue this conversation, use the Reply button. If I have answered your question, please hit Accept. Thanks and good luck.
Yes, sorry. 100mg/ml.
Thank your very much for your time and information. I look forward to trying this treatment with my horse:)
12yrs Equine practice. Special interest in Reproduction , Lamness and a passion for the Eq Athelete