Hey! Just wondered if anyone has any experience with umbilicle hernias in foals/horses. I have recently purchased a QH filly (suckling) and I get her in September. While I was at the breeders I saw a foal I really liked, but was told she was sold. She's now available again, and I'm interested in buying her also. But, (there is always a but!) she has a good sized umbilicle hernia. Wondering if any of you have ever dealt with this before? Did you do the surgery? Was it costly and what was recovery like?
Any info you have would be great. My only experience with this was horribly negative - we had a yearling standardbred, a $60, 000.00 yearling purchase (GASP!) who had an undisclosed hernia repair done - long story short, we discovered it when it became infected and she needed major surgery. Turns out it was a total hack job not even done by a vet. Filly was out for a whole year. Owners thankfully got their $$ back. So I guess I'm looking for positive experiences?? Hopefully?? I rilllly like this filly!