Houston, we have a testicle!

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Houston, we have a testicle!

This is a discussion on Houston, we have a testicle! within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-06-2010, 05:54 PM
Green Broke
Houston, we have a testicle!

Just yesterday I was lamenting about Finn's on-going one-ball status, figuring I had a crypto on my hands. He was originally scheduled to be gelded as a yearling (he's now 14 months) and my vet wanted to wait and give him more time, until the end of summer, because his first testicle didn't descend until almost 8 months of age. He was checked again a week and a half ago, the vet said he could feel the second testicle in the canal (thank goodness it wasn't still in his abdomen) but it was still too high to go in after yet, and just be patient. (Poor kid is going to be a breeze to clean his sheath, he's so used to having his manly bits handled. I've not hesitated to have a "check", but the vet had crammed nearly his whole arm up there and Finn just sat there with a surprised look on his face.) But today I was trimming his back feet and just happened to glance up - and I could see something! Dropped my nippers and had a feel, and sure enough, testicle # 2 is sticking about halfway out! It's not completely out yet, but it's definitely low enough to be removed with just a standard gelding now - and here I'd been scrimping and pinching for months figuring I was going to have a whopping major-surgery bill at the end of summer. Drinks are on me tonight!

Sponsored Links
    06-06-2010, 05:57 PM
Green Broke
Yay! Finaly!
    06-06-2010, 06:02 PM
WOOT! No longer a one-ball-riley!!!
    06-06-2010, 06:12 PM
Green Broke
That's so great!
    06-06-2010, 11:47 PM
Green Broke
I know, right? I mean, seriously, how bizarre is my life that a horse nut totally makes my day
    06-06-2010, 11:55 PM
Just like when they colic and poop makes our day I guess
    06-06-2010, 11:59 PM
Green Broke
This made me giggle. Ah, the things we talk about as horse fanatics...

But seriously though, congratulations on your testicle
    06-21-2010, 08:03 PM
Green Broke
Doc cleared him for "take-off"! My baby boy finally is getting gelded on July 5th! Woooooooohoooooo!

    06-21-2010, 08:45 PM
WooHoo, congratulations. Glad that it won't have to be a huge to-do to get it done. Now he can join the ranks of mellow geldings everywhere (Rafe just joined a couple of weeks ago).
    06-21-2010, 09:26 PM
Lol, I cracked up when I read the title to this thread.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Houston, we have bath time! Honeysuga Horse Grooming 4 03-31-2010 05:03 AM
Houston, we have a problem G and K's Mom Natural Horsemanship 12 10-14-2009 03:48 PM
Where oh where is that testicle? Starryeyed Horse Health 8 02-01-2009 01:29 PM
A horse with one testicle appylover31803 Horse Health 6 07-25-2008 04:36 PM
Tale of the missing testicle Sara Horse Health 11 06-20-2008 03:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0