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post #1 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Cryptorchid Colt

Ive got a 3yo colt who is cryptorchid, He hasn't been an issue and we keep him separated from the mares, but i have been kind of waiting for the second piece of the puzzle to drop.

At this point I've decided not to wait any longer and next week when I get back from a work trip Im going to get him done.

What are y'all paying in your area or what have you heard for a price to get one done? the price i got seemed real low and i asked the girl 3 times if she was sure.

What have yalls experience been? Is this not as complicated a surgery as I thought?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 12:42 PM
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I bought a 16 month old cryptorchid colt about ten years ago and actually the owner cut the price down from $6000 to $2600 when I pointed it out to him. At age 2 I had him gelded.

It was considered major surgery so we hauled him to the vet clinic, he spent the night and picked him up the next day (along with both testicles in a bag to prove both were out!). I had to give him antibiotic shots twice a day for 10 days and he recovered easily with no problems.

The total bill including antibiotics was $600. I'm wondering if the price has gone up in the last ten years?!
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 12:43 PM
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Personally, I have never come across this problem (as Dusty is a mare) but I had a look on my vets website and find these results;

The full procedure, at my vets costs around £200. I don't know whether that seems a lot to you but, knowing that Dusty is safe in their hands, seems reasonable as this procedure is often described as dangerous surgery, or so I've heard. I don't know what others will have heard or seen but I hope this helps you. I also know that supplements (antibiotics) or further check-ups from the vet are required, generally if you add all this up you would get to somewhere around £300-400 x
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 12:44 PM
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It cost me $1400 10 yrs ago in CT.
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 12:50 PM
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I was quoted $1500 last year for the procedure.
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Well they shot me a price of $300. I guess I was just expecting it to be significantly more. I don't want folks to think I was balking at the price, I guess after having a few major surgeries myself, and paying medical bills for child birth Im always shocked at vets prices.

I'm sure that with medicine and other odds and ends it could go up a touch. Just curious.

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post #7 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 04:03 PM
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More than reasonable. The Vets here charge $600.00 for laying one in the grass. It is much higher if you haul to a surgical equine set-up -- more like $2500.00

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post #8 of 10 Old 04-20-2016, 04:51 PM
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I was quoted $1600 for the procedure last year. He is getting the surgery sometime this year. But the vet is wanting to run some special testosterone tests first as we couldn't actually locate the other teste, and the previous owner said he had been cut before. (so it is possible that he was previously proud cut as a young colt then the other ball dropped) So before we go full blown abdominal searching, we are seeing if it is actually there.
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-21-2016, 12:40 AM
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I took one up to Purdue around 12 years ago and it was a little over $700. Rood & Riddle in KY quoted a price of a minimum of $1000. at that time. That was for getting the retained testicle and the one that was dropped.

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post #10 of 10 Old 04-21-2016, 12:45 AM
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Between $500-800 depending on how much "fishing" they have to do. Regular gelding is in the neighborhood of about $150, all at OK State University Vet School.

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