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A. I would definitely suggest getting done if you don’t want him to be a stallion. they can still work fine. The cost would depend on the vets that you use they will all be different, I would suggest ring some to get some quotes.

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Where a routine castration done standing or under general anesthesia may cost only a few hundred dollars, a cryptorchid surgery will be closer to $1,000 or more, depending on your approach and conditions.
Depending on the veterinarian that is used, some only charge an additional $100 onto the cost of a regular neuter. If diagnostic imaging is needed, or if the testicles are deep in the abdomen, the price tends to be higher. A cryptorchid neuter may cost up to $800 in large breeds or complicated scenarios.
Cryptorchid horses can and should be gelded. When gelding a cryptorchid horse, the undescended testicle should be removed first. Removing the descended testicle first, without finding and removing the undescended testicle, allows the opportunity for a dishonest owner to fraudulently represent the horse as a gelding.
Cryptorchidectomy is the surgical removal of a cryptorchid testicle. Cryptorchid is the Greek name for the retained testicle and “ectomy” means removal or resection. (More information on what causes problems with testicular descent can be found in the April 1999 issue of The Horse.)
Your surgeon will likely suggest doing the surgery when your baby is somewhere between 6 and 18 months old. Early treatment with surgery seems to lower the risk of later health problems. In some cases, the testicle might be damaged or made of dead tissue.
Orchidopexies and laparoscopies are performed under a general anaesthetic, which means your child will be asleep during the procedure and won`t feel any pain while it`s carried out.
Your Child`s Recovery

Your child will need to recover in a crib or bed for a few days. Let your child return to normal activities when your child seems ready or when your doctor says it is okay. This is usually in 2 or 3 days. Your child may also have pain, swelling, or bruises in the groin area.

Like all surgeries, orchiopexy carries the following risks: excessive bleeding. severe pain. infection at the surgical incision site.
In horses, as many as one third of completely castrated geldings will still achieve full erection, mount, insert, thrust, and ejaculate, especially when given pasture free access to females in estrus.
A cryptorchid neuter is a more involved surgery since it may involve an incision in the abdomen and a longer surgery time. Your veterinarian may recommend an overnight stay depending upon the specific procedure. Your dog`s recovery takes approximately 10 -14 days and requires restricted activity.
Retractile testicles in young boys aren`t a cause for concern, as the affected testicles often settle permanently in the scrotum as they get older. But they may need to be monitored during childhood because they sometimes don`t descend naturally and treatment may be required.
Cryptorchid horses usually exhibit standard stallion behavior, but visibly/palpably lack one or both scrotal testicles. Immature horses may be undetected until they are examined just prior to routine castration. Mature horses with no detectable testes that behave like stallions may be a: Bilateral cryptorchid.
Treating an undescended testicle when your child is still a baby might lower the risk of health problems later in life. These include cancer of the testicles and not being able to get a partner pregnant, also called infertility.
The reasons for failure of orchiopexy were investigated by reviewing the records of 350 boys with undescended testis. There were 36 boys (10 per cent) who had experienced failure of an initial surgical procedure.
Most men will have discomfort requiring pain medicine for 1-2 weeks. After this time, the pain usually diminishes considerably, although there may be certain times of day when discomfort is worse. Many men experience the greatest discomfort when sitting or at night. A dull ache or soreness is common for 6-8 weeks.
Summary. In a normal castration, the two testes and the associated epididymis (sperm storage site located next to the testes) are removed. A gelding is termed “proud cut” if the horse has been castrated, but all or a part of a testis remains after castration.
Generally, unilateral cryptorchids are usually fertile, while bilateral cryptorchids are generally sterile. The retained testicle may be located anywhere from within the abdomen to within the inguinal canal, which is the normal passage route into the scrotum (Figure 1).
If the testicles don`t drop into the scrotum, they may not function normally and produce healthy sperm. This can lead to infertility later in life. Males born with undescended testicles also have a higher risk of testicular cancer in adulthood.
The easiest way to prevent the behavior is to not turn geldings and mares out together. If this is not an option, a veterinarian can prescribe drugs for the gelding that will make him less anxious when he is separated from “his” mares.
By contrast, when kept in groups on pasture, stallions are more often kept with mares and foals than other stallions and geldings. It is a better alternative to place high-ranking, dominant stallions together with calm geldings [16].
Gelding a colt will remove the underlying drives for unwanted behaviors but it will probably not stop these behaviors if these undesirable habits have already formed. Once bad manners have become established, it is a matter of re-training. Clearly it is much easier to geld before your colt starts acting out than after.
However, stallions castrated after maturity (six years old or older), especially those that have bred mares, may continue to possess stallion-like behavior, which could include the development of an erection and an attempt to mount and breed mares in estrus.
A: Yes. It may lead to your testosterone levels being lower than the norm. When this is caused by undescended testicles, it is known as primary hypogonadism. However, if your undescended testis was corrected early in life, your testosterone levels may be normal.

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Q. My horses testicles havnt dropped but he still acts like a stallion.. What would it cost to get surgery done to remove them??
ANSWER : A. I would definitely suggest getting done if you don’t want him to be a stallion. they can still work fine. The cost would depend on the vets that you use they will all be different, I would suggest ring some to get some quotes.

Q. My 12 year old Border Collie/healer mix has a baseball size hematoma under her chest. I am wondering if she would survive the surgery.
ANSWER : A. My first question (if you could answer me back) would be how does anyone know it’s a hematoma, and not a hemangiosarcoma or a hemangioma? Hematomas usually resolve (eventually) on their own – they’re essentially bruises. So they don’t need to be surgically removed, typically. It could also be a hemangioma, which is a benign growth arising from a blood vessel. Typically no one can tell on cytology alone (that’s a needle sample taken from the mass and examined under a microscope) whether a growth like this is cancerous (hemangiosarcoma, or HSA) or benign (hemangioma, or HA). If a biopsy has been done and a diagnosis of HSA has been made, or it’s a HA and it’s causing your dog pain or discomfort, then I would agree that surgery is necessary.

As to whether she would survive the surgery, if your vet is competent in anesthesia (preoperative blood work and chest x-rays have been done to ensure that your dog is healthy otherwise, anesthetic monitoring on blood pressure, heart rate, EKG, oxygenation, etc will be done) and the mass is in a spot that is amenable to removal (i.e. There is plenty of skin in the area to close over the defect created by the excision) then I would say her chances of survival are very good. All this is assuming that the mass is subcutaneous (under the skin) and not actually inside the chest. If it’s in the chest, that’s a much more serious procedure. You can select “consult” if you want to talk about this further.

Q. My cats nose is stopped up on antibiotics. She has a loss of appetite, acting normal though. Is 3 ounces of can food enough in 24h? 9 pound cat
ANSWER : A. Cats with stopped up noses tend to eat much less, as you’ve noted, because they can’t smell their food as well. And the smell of food is pretty important to a cat’s appetite. You can start by warming up the food in a microwave – not too hot, test it yourself by putting your finger right in the center, as the temperature of microwave food can vary – as this will intensify the smell and hopefully make your cat more interested.

Saline nose drops, like those that are used on little kids, are safe to use on a cat to clean the discharge that is dried around and in the nose. There’s a brand called Little Noses that’s available in the U.S. That I like. You can put it on a q-tip and try to remove the debris. Humidifying the air with a humidifier can help as well, or you can put the cat in the bathroom and run the shower enough to generate steam. Don’t use “real” nose drops like Neo-synephrine or anything else like that – cats quickly build up resistance to them.

A 3 oz can of food is an OK amount in 24 hours, but do try the techniques above to help your cat get more interested in food. You might also try some baby food – no garlic or onions in the ingredients – as cats usually really like the taste of it.

Q. What second surgery do you choose for a failed extra capsular repair or should a second surgery be done?
ANSWER : A. If you have a large breed dog, a TPLO usually works better. Also you have to figure out the reason for the failure. Was it too much activity too soon? Was the surgery not done properly? Was the rehab not followed? You have to allow at least 8 weeks of just post-op healing with rehab and then slowly get back to normal activity. A good 12-14 weeks before any type of normal activity is recommended and some dogs take longer than others. It’s hard or many dogs and even people to restrict their pets activity level post-op because they feel bad, but it really is necessary for proper and complete healing. It’s hard to say why your surgery option failed or if you should have a second one done without knowing your case in more depth. I would recommend a board certified surgeon perform the surgery if it is done again and you didn’t use one the first time.

Q. Dachshund has symetrical hair loss since aged 6 mth now 1 treated for mange had testicle removed from abdo still no better what’s next best step ?
ANSWER : A. Has hormonal disease like hypothyroidism been ruled out? That is a hormonal disease that is common causes of symmetrical hair loss, and it can be genetic, so you would see it in a dog that’s very young like yours. I agree that treating for mange was also a good idea, since that can cause hair loss as well and sometimes we can’ actually find the mites on a skin scraping.

Was a biopsy performed on the testicle? Because intra-abdominal testicles frequently turn into Sertoli cell tumors, which also cause symmetrical hair loss. If a biopsy was performed you should know for sure whether that was the cause of the hair loss or not. If the testicle wasn’t cancerous and removing it did not resolve the hair loss then the next step is a skin biopsy, unfortunately. Sounds frustrating – good luck.

Q. My dog has ate a sock. Is it going to hurt her? If so what can I do
ANSWER : A. If your dog has swallowed a sock the possibility that it will hurt her is unfortunately pretty good. Socks can very easily obstruct the GI tract, and either get stuck trying to get out of the stomach or once they get out of the stomach they’ll get stuck in the intestines. The best and safest way to get them out is with an endoscope, which can be done if they’re still in the stomach. Otherwise surgery will have to be done to remove it.

Sometimes socks will come up when we make a dog vomit, but it doesn’t always happen.

Q. My dog has a mast cell tumor on top of her ear. It has grown very fast in (2) weeks. Can waiting 2 more weeks to remove it harm her ?
ANSWER : A. If you’re sure it’s a MCT, I would get it off as quickly as possible. It may be a low grade, which means it’s unlikely to metastasize, however you can’t know that without a biopsy, and you’ll need to get it off in order to get that done. Many MCT’s don’t metastasize and removal (with 1.5 – 2 cm surgical margins) is completely curative. But if it’s a high grade you’re taking a risk by leaving it there any longer. I’d get it removed as soon as possible.

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Q. 2 month old Bulldog. While playing gets TOO rough:gripping hand REALLY tight/growling/shaking to the point of drawing blood. Aggresive?Normal?HELP!!
ANSWER : A. For the most part, this sounds pretty normal to me. English Bulldogs can be like this. What you can do is teach him bite inhibition. He needs to know that biting gets him nothing. Each and every time he nips, even gently, you immediately yelp like a puppy would, stand up, cross your arms, and ignore your puppy. Once he is ignoring you, go back to calmly playing with him WITH A TOY. Remember to always use a toy when playing with/petting/interacting with puppies. They will be teething very soon, and they don’t understand that biting you is inappropriate, so using a toy to redirect their attention is important. He needs SOMETHING to bite, or else he will choose your hand. Give him more options.

Another thing you can do is have a toy that YOU OWN. This can be a soft braided rope toy or something of the like. Dot not allow your dog to have this toy whenever he wants. This toy disappears when you are done playing with him with it, and reappears when you want to play. Never allow him to “win” games with this toy. Eventually, the toy will hold so much meaning, when he sees it, he will be instantly interested in the toy instead of your hands.

It also helps to have two bags of toys. Bag#1 is full of chew toys/rope toys/soft toys/etc. It comes out for one week, and then disappears and out comes Bag#2. Bag#2 has the same types of toys in it. This will keep the toys feeling like “new” to your pup and make him less likely to chew on you during play!