Originally Posted by corinowalk
I did look into the STG program, the problem is that they only due current breeding stallions. Im sure there is a way to 'fudge' that but it clearly states on their website that they only help if it is a simple gelding procedure. No cryporchids, no proud cut. Since he doesnt have any visible testicles and the bloodwork *still* isnt back, I doubt they would be able to help. My husband and I just started our own business so money is tight as it is. Adding a $1000 vet bill would probably put us under. If I thought it was life threatening, I would find a way. The problem is with stable management...hes not the 'busting through fences' type...when he is turned out with mares, he does as he pleases. He's actually quite nice to ride and other than a few tossed heads and the occasional buck (hes a 'green reclaim') he's quite a good boy. Im just stuck. If I don't have that bloodwork by tomorrow, I think I will have to speak with my vets superviser (she works for a team of vets...shes at the bottom) Maybe they can tell me the truth.
BTW thank you everyone for listening to my issues. I appriciate all of your time and advice.
Oh, I see. That really bites. I'm sorry they wouldn't be able to help. =\
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
I understand why the OP is frustrated. But in the world of vet things it is totally common to pay for things before you get the results. Any vet (large and small animal) I have ever used requires payment at the time of service, which means I am writing a check before they leave my driveway with their vial of blood.
Me too, I ask for the price of everything he does before/while he's doing it, and he gets a check before he drives away, because if he's trying to do a few hundred dollar something that I don't NEED, I want to know before he does it.