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        03-03-2013, 09:22 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Sheath cleaning...

    So...

    When I was brushing apollo today I noticed his penis had flakey stuff on it. He is not my first gelding, but my old gelding did not get crusty like that. I picked off some of it and he didn't seem to care that much. Should I clean it off or should I let the vet do it when she comes out this week to check him over, or just let it naturally come off.

    Thanks. :)
         
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        03-03-2013, 09:31 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    You should clean it good one or two times per year, so it doesn't get all gunky and cause infection. If it's dirty, get some warm water and wash it off. Baby oil works well - rub it on, leave it a bit and it wipes the dirt right off. Be sure to dig the bean out if there is one. Excalibur works wonders too.

    Some geldings need it more frequently than others, so just pay attention to how icky it gets.
         
        03-03-2013, 09:51 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    My boy relaxes quite a bit when I brush him, so whenever he's dropped while grooming I'll normally clean the flakes off. I only do the actual bean with a lubricant/hose, and less often. :)
         
        03-03-2013, 09:54 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Thanks!!!

    Yeah he was enjoying the brushing and I noticed him just.. Hanging out.. Lol.

    I noticed the flakes so I pulled a few off I will get the rest tomorrow. I didn't want to overload him today since its his first day home, so just some nice brushing and bonding, and a short walk. :)
         
        03-03-2013, 10:22 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    It's good to clean all the stuff every once in a while. I cleaned my 10 month old colt the first time a few weeks ago. He enjoyed it so much he was biting the wall. I've yet to go searching for the bean, but he lets me clean his sheath and penis no problem.
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        03-03-2013, 10:33 PM
      #6
    Trained
    This article is hilarious and I use any excuse to post it.

    http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...Cleaning.shtml
         
        03-03-2013, 10:41 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
    This article is hilarious and I use any excuse to post it.

    http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...Cleaning.shtml


    Hahahaha. I love it!

    Is it bad that I would LOVE to freak out the neighbors by doing this in perfect view... Oh man it would be hilarious...
    I have such a horrible sense of humor. :p
         
        03-04-2013, 12:40 AM
      #8
    Weanling
    Awesome link, lol...
         
        03-04-2013, 02:21 AM
      #9
    Foal
    My new gelding looks to be a bit dirty. Honestly I've always let the vet do it, but he usually gives them sedatives? Is this necessary? I'd like to just man up and do it myself, but I'm not entirely sure how to start! Haha! My boy doesn't really hang very often. Should I just ask the vet to show me?
         
        03-04-2013, 02:28 AM
      #10
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brookeabee123    
    My new gelding looks to be a bit dirty. Honestly I've always let the vet do it, but he usually gives them sedatives? Is this necessary? I'd like to just man up and do it myself, but I'm not entirely sure how to start! Haha! My boy doesn't really hang very often. Should I just ask the vet to show me?

    I'm sure your vet will show you! Try brushing him and getting him to relax.. :)
         

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