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post #1 of 6 Old 05-06-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Icky and nasty: SMEGMA!

My draft produces smegma in amounts so vast as to stagger the imagination. I have begun bathing him more often to try to cope with it, but he just makes more. It smears all down his hind legs and cakes on his belly. In between baths (he's had 2 so far this spring) I use Krud Buster and hot water to "spot clean." I also clean his sheath weekly, though I have begun really light cleaning with just water more often.
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Ewww. I get the vet to do the bean cleaning when he floats the teeth, but last year, he said the boys were both good, so I had to do it myself, neccessary job, no biggie. But I was told years ago by another vet to clean the sheath, now I am not sure if this just means the bean or the sheath in general, no more than once a year to preserve the good bacteria. But if your boy is oozing out gooies, I would make an exception.
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Harsh cleansers can cause an over-reaction in many areas of health care for all of us. I don't want to come across as peddling my girlfrined's product line, but her new sheath cleanser is so gentle we're both using it as our daily eye makeup remover. Her product line is all natural and truly tested on us and our horses before they're deemed worthy for sale. I would highly recommend trying it out. She ships worldwide. Ecoliciousequestrian dot com.

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I will check it out, Thanks!
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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Baby oil, squirt a little up there, go for a ride, wipe off excess with baby wipe after ride. You'll find very little left to wipe off. The friction of the ride does the trick.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-10-2012, 08:37 AM
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KY Jelly is recommended as it is water soluble and very mild. My vet said to do a bean check maybe once a year, same with sheath cleaning. He'd been having to deal with horses that were too clean.
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