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besera

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besera says:

Failed castration

 i just had a castration booked in for my little colt and the vet came but was unsure if both testicles had dropped. He sedated him and went ahead anyway and after alot of struggling, which i felt would be really intrusive, he removed some fatty tissue saying it was not the testes and we would have to try again in the autumn. The colt is now in a very poor state with huge amounts of swelling and i am feeling angry that the vet went ahead when he was not sure if he could do it, with a rather "gun ho" attitude. i have very little experience of this; but would be interested in a qualified/experienced opinion?

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Divasmum

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Divasmum says:

Re: Failed castration

I've got absolutely no experience of this but suggest you ring the vet and voice your concerns. They need to sort this out!

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soniadevereux

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Re: Failed castration

if your vet wasa unsure he should have left well alone. It sounds like it did it to get paid. I would refuse to pay the vet.  If the colt was struggling he may not have have given enough d=sedation. when my colt was done at 4 months, He didnt struggle and the vet made sure there was two their. I  had also check at least 3 times before that week. Keep an eye on the swelling. xx

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besera

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besera says:

Failed Castration

 Thank you for your replies! He was sedated sufficiently at the time so he did not know much about it; it is just now he is so swollen from the experience, but he is walking a little better after the weekend. i might express my concerns to the vet...thankyou for the encouragement!

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