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    12-11-2011, 12:55 AM
  #11
Trained
Here, that surgery would be around a $1000.
     
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    12-11-2011, 09:36 AM
  #12
Green Broke
Yep, the vets in this area you are looking at $1500 bucks or so. A friend got it done at a college by students and it was still about $700.
LOts of good 2yo healthy QH;s out there for less. I am making assumptions but I would assume a show, or rodeo level breeder would know the proper terminology. So I am going to assume this is just an average run of the mill QH, probably not registered, with little to no training, After he is gelded/ fixed. You have a $500 horse. Doesnt make alot of sense to put 1500 into him, I wouldnt even pay for the vet check. Keep looking you'll find something better.
     
    12-11-2011, 12:42 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
yep, the vets in this area you are looking at $1500 bucks or so. A friend got it done at a college by students and it was still about $700.
LOts of good 2yo healthy QH;s out there for less. I am making assumptions but I would assume a show, or rodeo level breeder would know the proper terminology. So I am going to assume this is just an average run of the mill QH, probably not registered, with little to no training, After he is gelded/ fixed. You have a $500 horse. Doesnt make alot of sense to put 1500 into him, I wouldnt even pay for the vet check. Keep looking you'll find something better.

In my area there isn't lots of good 2yo healthy QH's.The few that don't have major conformation flaws and/or health issues are WAY out of my price range. Seller is not a breeder and the colt is registered.All ground work is done but he just needs to be started under saddle.I know what gelded means ;) I am not into showing or anything like that and just trail ride.I had put well over $1500 into 8yo my Paint/QH gelding and he turned out to be my heart horse and was well worth the investment.Unfortunately he passed away after a freak trail riding accident this past June..I have seen too often how a crypt horse gets passed from owner to owner to owner.Its sad IMO and if there is nothing else wrong with this boy(other than this obvious issue I am asking questions about) I wouldn't mind investing in him and giving him a good loving home. It is interesting to see how prices vary depending on location. In the meantime I still am keeping an eye out on whats for sale. Thank you for the advice.
     
    12-11-2011, 02:47 PM
  #14
Yearling
Cowgirl, you've gotten a lot of good advice in these posts. Yes, the vet would be able to tell if it was dropped. He might not be able to tell if it had dropped and slid back up, vs never dropped, if it's not down when he checks. He could tell you what the low end of the surgery cost would be, but as far as the high end, that depends on how deep into the abdomen the hiding testicle is. I've read other posts on this forum where they've paid for surgery and still not been able to find and remove the crypt testicle.

As far as thinking about the costs, don't forget the cost of providing the post-op care. If you're a boarder, don't forget to include the cost of a private stall and/or run and the twice daily care he'll need for a while. He won't be able to be pasture boarded until those belly muscles are healed and he will need handwalking for a while after surgery because he needs to be able to walk to keep the swelling down and help circulation/healing. For an abdominal surgery, he will probably be restricted for several weeks. I would guess 2-3 weeks for severe restrictions and TLC for another month or two. (The vet could tell you that, too.)
     
    12-11-2011, 04:46 PM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
Cowgirl, you've gotten a lot of good advice in these posts. Yes, the vet would be able to tell if it was dropped. He might not be able to tell if it had dropped and slid back up, vs never dropped, if it's not down when he checks. He could tell you what the low end of the surgery cost would be, but as far as the high end, that depends on how deep into the abdomen the hiding testicle is. I've read other posts on this forum where they've paid for surgery and still not been able to find and remove the crypt testicle.

As far as thinking about the costs, don't forget the cost of providing the post-op care. If you're a boarder, don't forget to include the cost of a private stall and/or run and the twice daily care he'll need for a while. He won't be able to be pasture boarded until those belly muscles are healed and he will need handwalking for a while after surgery because he needs to be able to walk to keep the swelling down and help circulation/healing. For an abdominal surgery, he will probably be restricted for several weeks. I would guess 2-3 weeks for severe restrictions and TLC for another month or two. (The vet could tell you that, too.)

I know :) I do appreciate the advice.I'm trying to keep a clear head about this and not let my heart over rule it.I would be boarding him where I had boarded my previous horse and they said that since it would be for medical reasons they won't charge me for using a stall during the recovery time(if I decide to get him).I don't work so time isn't an issue for me and it won't be a problem to go to the barn to take care of him.Barn is about 5-8 minutes away from my house :) Thank you for the info. I do apologize if I came off snappy to anyone :(
     
    12-11-2011, 04:52 PM
  #16
Yearling
I didn't 'hear' you being snappy! Too bad you're not in Missouri - Craigslist and the horse ads are full of QH types...some of them broke to death and going for practically nothing because of the hay shortage and economy!
     
    12-11-2011, 05:01 PM
  #17
Green Broke
When I said "fixed" I meant the hernia or rupture repaired, It doesnt seem to be real clear what he needs surgically yet. I can only go by what I see around me and evidently the rest of the country. I would factor in the cost of surgery and recovery to see if he is worth what you have spent. Sounds like you have already decided to look get him as a rescue project.
     
    12-11-2011, 05:07 PM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
I didn't 'hear' you being snappy! Too bad you're not in Missouri - Craigslist and the horse ads are full of QH types...some of them broke to death and going for practically nothing because of the hay shortage and economy!

Oh ok,thats good.I was re-reading a couple of my responses and to myself it "sounded" like I was being snappy. Ya know I keep telling my DH that we should move south.lol Hearing that makes me wish that I lived there and not here in Wisconsin *sigh*
     
    12-11-2011, 05:59 PM
  #19
Foal
Wow the prices for a cryptorchids out there! I am looking at my bill right now. When I took my colt in to have him cut, the vet examine him and asked me if I was sure he wasn't gelded already. I am sure dr he is not gelded. He finally felt around and found one. My colt was a cryp and the vet said it's a bad thing when the other testicle was one and a half size smaller than the one that dropped. He said it was up near his stomach. Any how here is what the surgery cost me in my part of Texas.

Tetanus Antitoxin $10.00
Phenylbutazone $10.00
Penicillian $10.00
Castration Cryptorchid $150.00
Gen Anesth Induction $90.00

Total of $270.00
     
    12-11-2011, 07:06 PM
  #20
Green Broke
I think it's a good thing that you're considering him. Sure there are many out there without this problem but they are more likely to find homes.
Wisconsin doesn't seem to have the same glut of quality, cheaply priced horses that we hear about in other parts of the Country. Here most well bred horses still can demand a nice price, comparatively. The really cheap or free ones are usually not as well bred. That's not saying they couldn't be good horses.
I'd take a chance doing surgery on a nice horse especially if I got him free.
     

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