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  • Equine ruptured testicle
  • 18month old hernia testicle

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    12-11-2011, 08:16 PM
  #21
Foal
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
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.
I'm sorry if I was rude.Stupid me has a nasty habit of reading through things too fast and end up missing the point of what is said..Here is what I have gathered from going over my conversation with the seller: Farrier was the one who "found" that one testicle is MIA.Seller then went and talked with someone who is a vet tech and that person told the seller that it sounded like the colt had a 'herniated testicle".Nothing has been mentioned about a vet confirming this at all during any of the conversations. I didn't think it would hurt to go see him since he isn't that far away and see what he is like in person and go from there.Tomorrow I will be calling my vet to see what if he can give me an idea as to what the surgery could cost and then I will go from there.
     
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    12-11-2011, 08:30 PM
  #22
Foal
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Originally Posted by hobbyhorse    
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

Oh wow,that is a darn good deal that you got. Knowing my luck it probably won't be that cheap here but if he has the potential that it sounds like he has any money spent on him would be well worth it.






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Originally Posted by natisha    
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.
You nailed the horse market in WI right on the head and you said it better than I could have. Your right and like I said earlier I would hate to see him passed from owner to owner and give him a loving home.Thats why the seller isn't asking anything for him..they said the money that would have been spent on the asking price can be put towards his surgery.
     
    12-11-2011, 11:18 PM
  #23
Started
My vet charges similiar to what Hobbyhorse quoted. I have seen him do them at the clinic.The horse is standing sedated,incision is made through the flank.They recover quick & go home when they awake & stable enough to go on the trailer home. My vet is older & experienced so he makes it look easy not all vets have the same skill to find & remove them "berries"
     
    12-12-2011, 12:11 AM
  #24
Foal
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Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
My vet charges similiar to what Hobbyhorse quoted. I have seen him do them at the clinic.The horse is standing sedated,incision is made through the flank.They recover quick & go home when they awake & stable enough to go on the trailer home. My vet is older & experienced so he makes it look easy not all vets have the same skill to find & remove them "berries"

Oh wow that is awesome. Wish I could clone your vet and bring his clone here ;) lol Unfortunately the only work my vet does with horses anymore is pulling blood for coggins and vaccinations :( So I wouldn't have a clue as to where(again if I got him) I would take him to get the procedure done.Also I would assume that the best time to get it done would be in the spring?(can't remember if someone already mentioned this)
     
    12-12-2011, 12:17 AM
  #25
Showing
IMHO, the best time for any kind of surgery is when there are no flies out. Flies can easily cause infection so the most popular time around here is the winter. Matter of fact, I just got my 18 month old gelded and had a hernia fixed the day before yesterday because up until about 3 weeks ago, we still had flies all over the place.
     
    12-12-2011, 01:50 AM
  #26
Foal
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
IMHO, the best time for any kind of surgery is when there are no flies out. Flies can easily cause infection so the most popular time around here is the winter. Matter of fact, I just got my 18 month old gelded and had a hernia fixed the day before yesterday because up until about 3 weeks ago, we still had flies all over the place.

That's what I was thinking.Here in Wisconsin we have already had a pretty seemingly solid streak of very cold temps and if I remember correctly that isn't good either?
     
    12-12-2011, 04:27 PM
  #27
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by cowgirlup24    
Oh wow that is awesome. Wish I could clone your vet and bring his clone here ;) lol Unfortunately the only work my vet does with horses anymore is pulling blood for coggins and vaccinations :( So I wouldn't have a clue as to where(again if I got him) I would take him to get the procedure done.Also I would assume that the best time to get it done would be in the spring?(can't remember if someone already mentioned this)
How far are you from the Wisconsin Equine clinic in Oconomowoc?

The Wisconsin Equine Clinic Inc Oconomowoc, WI, 53066 - YP.com
     
    12-12-2011, 04:35 PM
  #28
Foal
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Originally Posted by natisha    
How far are you from the Wisconsin Equine clinic in Oconomowoc?

The Wisconsin Equine Clinic Inc Oconomowoc, WI, 53066 - YP.com

A little over two hours. I was talking to my mom last night and a friend of hers who is a vet tech suggested Corriente Veterinary Service in Stevens Point(which is only 45 minutes away). I have never dealt with them for anything but she spoke highly of them. So when I get the chance I am going to give them a call..
     
    12-12-2011, 07:54 PM
  #29
Foal
May I ask if you are set on getting a QH?
     
    12-12-2011, 08:05 PM
  #30
Foal
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Originally Posted by hobbyhorse    
May I ask if you are set on getting a QH?

No,not really. They are one of the breeds I really like though..My preferences are Paint, QH and Appaloosa's and open to a mix of any of them.
     

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