• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Does this look like a testicle to you??

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Does this look like a testicle to you??

    Ok, Trak/Dutch/TB cross "gelding", will be two in June. Was gelded as a yearling... but... WTF is this? DW says it feels like "a golf ball in a sock".

    http://community.webshots.com/album/571555045kEbkhN
    Last edited by wlrottge; Apr. 29, 2009, 08:40 PM.
    www.foxwoodfarms.biz
    "There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots."
    -Member of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!
    http://community.webshots.com/user/wlrottge

  • #2
    Yep...looks like a small testicle. Or, it could be a tumor. I'd have a good repro vet look at him right away.
    www.littlebullrun@aol.com See Little Bull Run's stallions at:
    "Argosy" - YouTube and "Boleem" - YouTube
    Boleem @ 1993 National Dressage Symposium - YouTube

    Comment


    • #3
      Definitely resembles one to me!

      But I can't claim I am a horse testicle expert by any means. It would be my first guess though.

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        I've already sent the pics to my vet and will be contacting the vet that did the procedure tomorrow.
        www.foxwoodfarms.biz
        "There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots."
        -Member of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!
        http://community.webshots.com/user/wlrottge

        Comment


        • #5
          In my limited experience, I always take hard masses more seriously than squishy ones. Has this been slow-growing or did it appear quickly? I agree that you might want to have this assessed in the near future to be safe.

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            DW "cleaned him" ~3 months ago and definitely does NOT remember that being there. We just noticed it ~1hr ago.
            www.foxwoodfarms.biz
            "There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots."
            -Member of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!
            http://community.webshots.com/user/wlrottge

            Comment


            • #7
              My gelding got one of those at 12 years old. It just appeared one day, but was bigger. It is an inguinal hernia. My vet thought it was a testicle, but when he got into it, it was not.

              <<<The inguinal hernia is created when a piece of intestine slips down the area adjacent to the inguinal canal (the passage, just under the pelvis, that the stalk of the testicles travels from the abdomen to the scrotum) and dissects into the tissue between the hindlegs. The scrotal hernia is formed when the intestine slips down the inguinal canal and goes directly down into the scrotum (the sack of skin that houses the testicles).>>>

              Comment


              • #8
                That looks like a testicle. This happened to my gelding, bought him at 18 mos, gelded. Then 2 mos later had a similar "lump", called my vet who said it was a testicle and what probably happened is that one testicle may have not dropped upon the original gelding, so the vet left it. The breeder who I bought him from was unaware of this so sold him as a gelding. Poor guy had to go thru it all over again.

                Comment


                • #9
                  It looks to me like your vet could be giving you a free gelding. My vet gelded one of our young horses and 2 years later did a free gelding......he was highly embarassed at how he would have missed one. Vets are not perfect.....

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Whatever it is, that sure is one eye-catching thread title ~ it sure made me look twice!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      My first guess was going to be hernia. My second, that he had an undescended testicle (sometimes they do grow "extras"), possibly a tumor and also possibly a tick bite. My mare got one that looked a LOT like that right behind her udder, and it was a tick bite.

                      Whatever it is, I'm glad you've got the vet on notice.

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Originally posted by CFiona View Post
                        Whatever it is, that sure is one eye-catching thread title ~ it sure made me look twice!
                        Yeah, I was looking to get some traffic!! lol

                        I'm going out to "put hands on it" here in a second.... At least attempt to determine if it's spherical.

                        Given this vets track record with us and others as of late, I think I'd rather make them pay our new vet to do the work.
                        www.foxwoodfarms.biz
                        "There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots."
                        -Member of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!
                        http://community.webshots.com/user/wlrottge

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Yep, this takes the cake for "most bizarre thread title" thus far this year, I think.

                          No wonder this site is fire-walled at one of my offices!
                          Click here before you buy.

                          Comment

                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Ok, so since I have a little more in-depth frame of testicular reference....

                            It definitely feels spherical and not attached at the top, BUT it's not nearly as firm as what I would consider testicle tissue. Not hot and he didn't mind it being handled and felt (I'm going to need therapy for this). I'll talk to our vet tomorrow and see what her thoughts are.
                            www.foxwoodfarms.biz
                            "There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots."
                            -Member of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique!
                            http://community.webshots.com/user/wlrottge

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              My first guess would be hernia.
                              "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple” – Barry Switzer

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by mswillie View Post
                                My first guess would be hernia.
                                If it is squishy and can be pushed up, probably a hernia.
                                If it was some kind of tumor, probably benign, I think it would feel more firm.

                                We had a colt born with an inguinal hernia and he had THREE bumps in there.
                                We luckily checked him over, as his "bag" was too large and full for a newborn and had the vet right out and it could have become serious.
                                He required emergency surgery at two days old and thankfully never had another health problem during his long life.

                                Let us know what the vet finds. I hope it is nothing and will go down on it's own.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  My gelding has something similar. Does this come and go? Does it feel solid, or like a water balloon? My vet (not the one who gelded him) said that sometimes you get a pocket that can then fill with fluid. He says it's harmless as long as it doesn't bother the horse. I keep an eye on it, and sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. I would definitely still get it checked out, but it's not necessarily a problem.
                                  www.kentuckysidesaddle.com

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I also would have a talk with the vet - that's not normal.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Best thread title ever.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Can't open the link, but an ultrasound might be a quick way to ID it.
                                        Could well be an inguinal hernia, as was mentioned above, or a hydrocele.
                                        "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                                        ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X