Today I got information and a quote on doing a standing ovarectomy on my mare. I had read that this is quick, easy, and affordable when compared to the traditional surgery of laying them down, and doing an external abdominal incision. I was surprised to find out that even with the standing procedure, my mare would need to be hospitalized for 7 days, she would receive an epidural and IV pain medication, IV antibiotics for 5 days, cable tied to the ceiling for 2 days, and cost would be around $1,800 providing there were no complications.
I read a post on one board where a person said her mare was in and out the same day, off work for 6 weeks, and the cost was $450.
So why the big difference? Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks in advance.