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Has anyone ever tried this?

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Sandy
Posted From: 64.157.22.117
Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 02:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just wondering if anyone has ever tried HcG therapy on a young stallion to get testicles to drop?
I spoke with my vet about it yesterday, and he said that everytime he has ever tried it,it really hasn't worked. But he also said that he hasn't tried it very often either. The only case that he could remember to tell me about was in a 5 year old stallion that neither testicle had dropped into the scrotum and couldn't even be felt outside the inguinal ring. So, of course I really wouldn't expect hormone therapy to work on that stallion anyway.
My colt is 21mos. old and has his left testicle completely down and the right one can be felt ocassionally. So that is why I'm considering the HcG to see if we can hurry things up a bit. My vet is supposed to be getting back to me on the protocols for doing the therapy, but until then, I just wanted to know if anyone has ever tried it and whether or not there has been any success with it.
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Liz . H
Posted From: 152.163.252.65
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What I do know is that it will only work if the Inquinal Ring has not closed.. which is why it did not work on a 5 yr old stallion...

Your boy is another story.. We were considering it for my young colt but he finally dropped both.. if the Inquinal ring closes then it will not work
 

Sandy
Posted From: 64.157.21.154
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 04:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought that the inguinal ring closes prior to birth?
How old was your colt when he finally dropped?

I can ocassionally feel something in my colt's scrotum. My vet has told me that he believes it is the tail of the testicle. When I checked my colt today, there is a definite "lump" in his scrotum, but it is small and somewhat squishy, doesn't feel really like a testicle to me. But above that, when I pushed my fingers up into the scrotum, I could feel something larger and much more solid. But, I don't feel this every time I check him, it is only once in a while, and usually when the weather is a little warmer.
So, would you say trying the HcG on a 21 month old is worth a try? I'm willing to try just about anything at this point.
Also, will the therapy make him start acting studdish? Because right now, he shows no signs whatsoever of being a stud colt.



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