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little_bug
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2015-06-03 8:55 AM
Subject: Gelding costs



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Does $600-$800 to geld an 11 year old stallion seem normal? More if extra antibiotics or pain killers are needed. I was also quoted $600 to geld a fully dropped yearling. I live in California so obviously it will be a little more expensive but I have spoke to a few people who paid around $250 here in Cali, just farther north. I assume an older stallion will cost more but when she charges the same for a yearling I am wondering if it is a bit outrageous. 
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wyoming barrel racer
Reg. Apr 2006
Posted 2015-06-03 8:59 AM
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In my area I can castrate a regular yearling for around $150. Crypts are $300-$400 and I can't imagine paying over $200 for an older stallion. That seems like highway robbery to me. 
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hoofs_in_motion
Reg. Apr 2011
Posted 2015-06-03 9:00 AM
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it's $100 with my vet for any age
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little_bug
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2015-06-03 9:03 AM
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wyoming barrel racer - 2015-06-03 5:59 AM In my area I can castrate a regular yearling for around $150. Crypts are $300-$400 and I can't imagine paying over $200 for an older stallion. That seems like highway robbery to me. 

The vet's around here are a joke. I miss my Texas vets soooo much!  
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cheryl makofka
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2015-06-03 9:16 AM
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little_bug - 2015-06-03 8:55 AM

Does $600-$800 to geld an 11 year old stallion seem normal? More if extra antibiotics or pain killers are needed. I was also quoted $600 to geld a fully dropped yearling. I live in California so obviously it will be a little more expensive but I have spoke to a few people who paid around $250 here in Cali, just farther north. I assume an older stallion will cost more but when she charges the same for a yearling I am wondering if it is a bit outrageous. 

Older ones there can be more complications, so whatever you do make sure they are knowledgable.

In my area there is a lower price for under 2 and double the price for over 2

The reasoning the cord is thicker, more risk of it sealing off causing infection resulting in abdominal surgery if not caught in time.

Make sure they cut the cords as short as possible
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little_bug
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2015-06-03 9:44 AM
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cheryl makofka - 2015-06-03 6:16 AM

little_bug - 2015-06-03 8:55 AM

Does $600-$800 to geld an 11 year old stallion seem normal? More if extra antibiotics or pain killers are needed. I was also quoted $600 to geld a fully dropped yearling. I live in California so obviously it will be a little more expensive but I have spoke to a few people who paid around $250 here in Cali, just farther north. I assume an older stallion will cost more but when she charges the same for a yearling I am wondering if it is a bit outrageous. 

Older ones there can be more complications, so whatever you do make sure they are knowledgable.

In my area there is a lower price for under 2 and double the price for over 2

The reasoning the cord is thicker, more risk of it sealing off causing infection resulting in abdominal surgery if not caught in time.

Make sure they cut the cords as short as possible

I completely understand all of that. I expect it to cost more if there are any complications. The first vet I spoke with makes you bring in the older stallions and they monitor them over night. The second vet I spoke with comes out to the ranch to do it and charges the exact same for an 11 year old as she does for a yearling which is odd to me.
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BamaCanChaser
Reg. Nov 2012
Posted 2015-06-03 10:42 AM
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I would croak if my vet told me $800! $250 here.
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2015-06-03 10:47 AM
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Wow that sounds way over priced, I think here it would be around 250.00. In fact today I am taking a couple of horses in to my vet to get floated and if I can remember I will ask him what the cost is gelding an older stud. 
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mcdaniel14
Reg. Jan 2012
Posted 2015-06-03 10:50 AM
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our vet charges 70 for one that is dropped if their testicles are sucked up i think it is around 200
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brlraceaddict
Reg. Jul 2006
Posted 2015-06-03 11:21 AM
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I paid $150 (including the farm call) when the vet gelding my colt as a yearling.  I am in Idaho.
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jschipper
Reg. Feb 2010
Posted 2015-06-03 11:26 AM
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Around here it's approx. $200 regardless of age for a stallion with no extenuating circumstances. I couldn't imagine paying more than that unless there is an issue :s
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Kiowa14
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2015-06-03 11:36 AM
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Back in OK it was $150 including farm call for my at the time 7 year old stud. That's no where near normal!
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newbie
Reg. Aug 2004
Posted 2015-06-03 11:38 AM
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I paid $150 in North Texas for a 2 year old and that included farm call fee...
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little_bug
Reg. Oct 2008
Posted 2015-06-03 2:43 PM
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I just spoke with a vet up in northern California. $200 to geld plus tetnus booster and banamine shot. Would be less than $300 and they keep him and monitor him for the day.  Very glad I did some research. I have had to have 2 lamenesses done recently and both were $700+ for bare minimal. I think I will be hooking up and hauling the 4 hours north from now on. It is plain ridiculous what they charge in this area.
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cyount2009
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2015-06-03 3:20 PM
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I'm in California too! We used to have one vet that would do it for the cost of medication, no cost difference in age. He said he would rather geld what people want gelded and have better geldings than crappy studs. Another charged me $175 for a yearling.

I have an aged stud horse that I want done and I was quoted $700 from our vet. He has a heart murmur and will have to be on a drip for anesthesia.
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Swannranch
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2015-06-03 8:48 PM
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My vet quoted me $300 for my 14 month old colt.  He goes next month :)  He would be done, but I was behind on my vaccinations and he wanted him up to date.  I'm in Florida . . . is that high here?  I'm taking mine in too, vet is not coming to my house.
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wyogal98
Reg. Apr 2004
Posted 2015-06-04 10:37 AM
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If you are close to a vet school you might check there. That is where I had mine done. $80 in 2006. He was 2. So with the years going by maybe $150/$200.
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cowgirl_3207
Reg. Sep 2009
Posted 2015-06-04 12:51 PM
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$150 fully inclusive if they are both dropped. There is one EQUINE HOSPITAL local to us that charge alot more, but they require to bring the colt or stud in a day before so he will settle down and then they keep for a whole day after its down. A little over kill if you ask me. They were in the 450 range
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wild_west
Reg. May 2010
Posted 2015-06-04 12:59 PM
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Chriptorchid surgery was about $600 on a long yearling colt about 4 years ago. I can't imagine paying that much, even on an aged stud for a regular castration.
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TheOldGrayMare
Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2015-06-04 1:38 PM
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I'm in California also, but the last colt I had gelded only cost $175 for the procedure. Even $300-400 would be reasonable, but $600-800 seems quite high. You should check if they are doing a gelding clinic near you. i can't remember the name of the people that put it on but they do them all over in CA and I think it's like $100-150 during one of those clinics.
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