Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Needs his sheath cleaned?
Alright, so Ice had his sheath cleaned in July, right before we trailered him in to my barn where he is now. The vet did it, because his previous owner didn't know how he would react (you know some boys are just sensitive) and since he was going to be sedated anyway for his teeth floating....might as well just get it done. Well, as it turned out even with the sedation he wasn't very happy, they had to use a twitch on top of that just to get him to stand still.
So now he's itching his tail, and it is BAD. He's been doing it since he got there, even though I wormed him, and I've heard that tail scratching can signal a dirty sheath? I've seen it, it is kind of gross, but knowing how sensitive he is I can't exactly do it myself. I already have plans to bathe him in some anti-fungal concoctions (some home recipes would be appreciated) and to re-worm him as soon as I get the funds. But, just to cover all of my bases, does anybody have any suggestions as to how I can clean him up and not get kicked, bit, etc? I don't have the money to just arbitrarily call out the vet and pay for sedatives and a house call fee just to see if that will fix the issue, so I would really love some input!