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post #1 of 12 Old 09-22-2013, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Sheath cleaning issues ?

I've been trying to clean Simons sheath for a lifetime now but every time I try ...it's like his penis disappears to some faraway land!

I've known him for four years and I've only seen him drop it about twice. Is he shy about it or something ? How do I encourage him to drop it ? It needs to be cleaned because I'm afraid that may be why he is running his tail and if he has a bean, I want to get it out for his comfort.

Please help ?
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-22-2013, 10:24 PM
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If he needs his teeth done, you can probably do it then. Most horses drop when sedated.

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post #3 of 12 Old 09-22-2013, 10:51 PM
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If he is rubbing his tail it may have nothing to do with his sheath but bug bites on the underside of his tail. Also check up high between his hind legs. It's likely all chewed up as well. Just slather Vaseline in those areas and I think you'll find the tail rubbing stops.
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-22-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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He's a naturally itchy horse , I've tried COVERING him in Vaseline , double dose of ivermectin , shots , pills , shampoos , oils , literally EVERYTHING . Just trying to cover all my bases and I know it needs to be done.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-22-2013, 11:58 PM
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If he is truly is in need of cleaning and isn't cooperative - like another poster said, clean him or have him cleaned while he is sedated.
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-23-2013, 09:40 AM
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I just reach my hand up FAR into the sheath and clean everything as best as I could around my horses penis. He also won't relax it, so I do the best he allows me too.
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-23-2013, 09:53 AM
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You can still get the bean if the horse won't drop, you just have to be willing to go elbow deep....literally LOL. My Dad's horse Pokey would not drop and would barely even stand for it, but I was able to take my time and ease a rather large bean out of him.

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-23-2013, 11:19 AM
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Vets do a pretty good job of sheath cleaning...and you can learn from watching.
Some geldings need to be sedated. We have one of those.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-23-2013, 06:10 PM
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I go one further vets do an OUTSTANDING JOB !, just add it in on teeth day.
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I've been trying to clean Simons sheath for a lifetime now but every time I try ...it's like his penis disappears to some faraway land!

I've known him for four years and I've only seen him drop it about twice. Is he shy about it or something ? How do I encourage him to drop it ? It needs to be cleaned because I'm afraid that may be why he is running his tail and if he has a bean, I want to get it out for his comfort.

Please help ?
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I would look into seeing if you can get a vet out to help you on this one. Another option is to maybe get it cleaned at the same time he is getting dental work done, or any other vet "maintenance". I've heard some horses will never drop for you, and can only get cleaned during dental trips.
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