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
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.
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.