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post #1 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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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!



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post #2 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 04:57 PM
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Yay! Finaly!
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post #3 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 05:02 PM
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WOOT! No longer a one-ball-riley!!!

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #4 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 05:12 PM
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That's so great!
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post #5 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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I know, right? I mean, seriously, how bizarre is my life that a horse nut totally makes my day


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post #6 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 10:55 PM
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Just like when they colic and poop makes our day I guess

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post #7 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 10:59 PM
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This made me giggle. Ah, the things we talk about as horse fanatics...

But seriously though, congratulations on your testicle

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post #8 of 16 Old 06-21-2010, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Doc cleared him for "take-off"! My baby boy finally is getting gelded on July 5th! Woooooooohoooooo!



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post #9 of 16 Old 06-21-2010, 07:45 PM
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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).

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post #10 of 16 Old 06-21-2010, 08:26 PM
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lol, I cracked up when I read the title to this thread.

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