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post #1 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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first time sheath cleaning

I am planning on purchasing my first horse this summer, who is a gelding. Can someone please explain the sheath cleaning process to me?! how do i get him to drop, wht do i use, and how and what to clean. THanks so much! This will be my first time doing it so i need to know how to do it right
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 08:39 AM
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Get the vet to show you on your next appointment.
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Ok yea thats what i was planning on doing. Hope its not awkward to ask the male vet! haha but i guess he's done it before and is used to it by now
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 11:21 AM
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Sheath Cleaning

Excellent and funny instructions for sheath cleaning!
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 12:14 PM
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Yes, that certainly does explain the procedure.
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post #6 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 03:16 PM
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I would go with caution. Some horses can be quite snotty and need to be tranquilized to have their sheath cleaned. Sheath cleaning falls under that category of "things not worth getting your head kicked in over". Otherwise, yeah...your going to want gloves.
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post #7 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Yup I think i can handle it! i dont get easily grossed out (so far). When my horse was sick with botulism, I had to reach up his throat and get out all this spit and mud he had eaten because he was so hungry :( poor guy bless his heart. He passed away last January and boy do i miss him
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 06:15 PM
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Sheath Cleaning

Excellent and funny instructions for sheath cleaning!
I seriously haven't laughed that hard in a long time! a must for all horsey people to read!

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post #9 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 06:58 PM
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Since the bugs will be biting him under there he'll likely be cooperative. You don't have to do a hospital scrub, just work your finger tips and get the worst. Horse need the bacteria in there. Wear a plastic glove and keep wetting it. Use KY jelly which is water soluble and won't irritate him.
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 07:05 PM
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putting him in the horse trailer works well also. Only way I can get mine.
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