A Jack is a male donkey intact he can reproduce and thinks about this event over and over in his mind. A John has been gelded surgically altered, turned into a gelding in the horse world he is called a gelding, a male equine that has no interest in reproduction events at all. Working with Stallions (horses) and Jacks is no easy matter and should never be taken lightly by a novice donkey owner especially when Jennies (female) donkeys are nearby and in heat.
What Age Should My Baby Donkey or Horse Be Gelded?
Eight months is usually the best age, work with your vet for each individual plan. Avoid gelding when the weather is too hot or too cold. Again, I am not a Vet and I share information as I have read to help you make the best informative decisions to help your animals.
Important considerations before gelding your donkey:
1. Make sure you vet understands how to sedate a donkey. Weight and drug interaction with donkeys is important. Ensure you find a vet who has experience gelding donkeys. Drug interaction can be different for the donkey vs a horse.
2. Make sure your vet understands how to tie the donkey off to avoid bleeding to death Donkeys can die from bleeding to death and donkeys can die from sedation.
Please do not worry about gelding your donkey. This is an easy procedure if the vet has experience and education. A donkey who is forced to live as a jack lives a life in isolation and has a difficult time finding a forever home.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!