Is my vet taking the pee!

The farm dog has ruptured her cruciate ligament and the small animals vet says it will be in the region of £4500 to get it fixed. She is insured but to a maximum of 3k per injury. He also says if one has gone the other will in time. Has anyone else any experience of this.
 

Dog&stick

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Location
Herefordshire
The farm dog has ruptured her cruciate ligament and the small animals vet says it will be in the region of £4500 to get it fixed. She is insured but to a maximum of 3k per injury. He also says if one has gone the other will in time. Has anyone else any experience of this.
£ 1200/ 1400 region & 6 weeks crate rest, my good ladie tells me( that was 2 years ago)
 

MDL POWERUP

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The farm dog has ruptured her cruciate ligament and the small animals vet says it will be in the region of £4500 to get it fixed. She is insured but to a maximum of 3k per injury. He also says if one has gone the other will in time. Has anyone else any experience of this.
My dog done the back cruciate ligament but not a full on tear. Took 3 month of no work to come right. Didn't say anything about the other one maybe going though, but I never asked! 2 month on and he's fine but always skips on it when turning sharp now and again through habit or fear of tearing it again.but apart from that all good.
 

Radio

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Radnorshire
The farm dog has ruptured her cruciate ligament and the small animals vet says it will be in the region of £4500 to get it fixed. She is insured but to a maximum of 3k per injury. He also says if one has gone the other will in time. Has anyone else any experience of this.
Get another quote, should be nearer the £1200/ £1400 as said above.
 

Farmer Fin

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Arable Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
Yes and no. I would say the vet has misread the client. I’m a bit out of touch with current techniques, but there will be a few with varying success rates although I doubt by that much. I would ask your vet to give you different options for either referral or fixation techniques and remind them of the insurance limit.
 

thorpe

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The farm dog has ruptured her cruciate ligament and the small animals vet says it will be in the region of £4500 to get it fixed. She is insured but to a maximum of 3k per injury. He also says if one has gone the other will in time. Has anyone else any experience of this.
taking the pizz? it sounds like it! we know were going to get stung but they really are greedy.
 
He explained that he could put a sutcha but only 50% success or the other option is a plate which acts as a spring, alot better. Both need 3 months rest. Of course the insurance don't cover the other one as it is considered the same condition, in their mind. I will do my best for her as she is quite often my best friend.Thanks for your replies.
 
He explained that he could put a sutcha but only 50% success or the other option is a plate which acts as a spring, alot better. Both need 3 months rest. Of course the insurance don't cover the other one as it is considered the same condition, in their mind. I will do my best for her as she is quite often my best friend.Thanks for your replies.
No need to tell the vet that! I would sell the kids to keep mine going but if they think they might lose out financially they might have a little rethink. Perhaps a second opinion might be better?
 

Danllan

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Location
Sir Gar / Carms
The farm dog has ruptured her cruciate ligament and the small animals vet says it will be in the region of £4500 to get it fixed. She is insured but to a maximum of 3k per injury. He also says if one has gone the other will in time. Has anyone else any experience of this.
Had my main worker go to jump some hurdles and get a leg trapped and completely bugger a cruciate about eighteen months ago. The vet gave an estimate of about £1600 which I said was steep, she sent the x-rays up to a specialist who said surgery was an option or six weeks complete rest; spoke to a friend of mine who's a vet (but other end of the country) and he confirmed this. Sure enough after a month of rest with a brace on he was up and around, and fully better soon after. No problems since.

No doubting that some vets genuinely take the p!ss with prices if they get a sniff of insurance.:mad:
 

Longlowdog

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Location
Aberdeenshire
My cocker bust her ACL and we were quoted 800 for a local op' with a moderate level of success anticipated or 4000 for an allegedly better op in Edinburgh but we actually settled on a custom canine ACL brace (Orthopets USA) that I found on the internet, discussed with my vet and it worked. It involved x-rays to get custom measurements and a few UK vets consult fees plus the US price for the brace to be made and shipped. Then yes the other side popped. As my dog was somewhat older and not required to work we elected to allow the second one to run its course with pain relief and she healed that and had decent mobility pretty rapidly.
We elected to treat the first one as the biggest nightmare is if the second goes whilst the first is healing. I opted for the brace as the idea of box resting a working cocker for up to 8 weeks post-op' just seemed like it would be torture to her.
 
My house dog had hers go about 7 years ago. We did the cheap suture option but that ruptured too. Ended up at an orthopedic clinic, cost around £2000, then physio for a few months after. The other one went just as she got back to full fitness so we went though all the process again.
 

Hampton

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BASIS
Location
Shropshire
The farm dog has ruptured her cruciate ligament and the small animals vet says it will be in the region of £4500 to get it fixed. She is insured but to a maximum of 3k per injury. He also says if one has gone the other will in time. Has anyone else any experience of this.
Have a word with west midland referrals at Burton on Trent
When I ran over my dog last year and broke his leg, I took him there for his operation.
The cost of the operation and all after care (had to go back for months for dressings as it was an dislocated break and an open wound, was less than it cost for the dog to spend the night sedated at the local vets! Oh, and the local vets gave him too much sedative, stopped his heart, then had to give him atropine to wake him up, then sedated him again, and the charged me for the whole process!
Can’t fault John and the team at Burton though, absolutely brilliant.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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