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Hormone therapy for retained testicle, does it work?

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Sandy
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2003 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, here we are, my colt is now 19 mos. of age, and the second testicle still has not dropped. There are days that I'm pretty sure I can feel something there, but other days there is absolutely nothing to be found.
I've been doing some more research and have read a few articles that talk about doing hormone therapy with HCG to make the retained testicle drop, if it is within the inguinal canal, which is where my colt's testicle is.
Has anyone ever tried this therapy, and if so, have you had any success with it? I've heard that it is quite expensive to do, but with the money that I have already put out on this colt, I feel like a little more won't hurt, because I know he is definitely stud quality and would be a huge asset to my breeding program.
Any info on this hormone therapy would be greatly appreciated.
 

Anonymous
Posted From: 65.54.98.172
Posted on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 06:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We used it on a colt we have who just turned 2 It was really inexpensive, the shots are $18 each in our area. Farm call was on top of the shot fee.
It did not work for us. Our colt was a late summer baby, and we are hoping that when he is 3 everything will "develop".
 

Sandy
Posted From: 4.228.252.144
Posted on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for your input. I have been told by quite a few folks that it does not work.
Fortunately, my colt is now 27 mos. old and the second testicle has finally dropped, although it still is definitely not as far down and visible as the other one. But when you feel for it, you can't miss it, it is definitly in the scrotum.
We bred him to one of our own mares this year, and she is confirmed in foal for 2005, so obviously everything is "working."
Good luck with your colt.



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