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    11-21-2012, 06:43 PM
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Geldings sheath is extremely swollen.

My friends mustang gelding's sheath is extremely swollen. He has not been recently gelded. He has been to the vet and been on antibiotics for a week and goes back to the vet on Friday. Has anyone had any experience with thier gelding's sheath doing this? Possible causes on why this may be happening would be very helpful.
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    11-21-2012, 06:47 PM
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Any good tricks to relieve his swelling would be very helpful as well. Thanks!
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    11-21-2012, 06:49 PM
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The obvious, when was his sheath last cleaned and the bean removed?
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    11-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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The obvious, when was his sheath last cleaned and the bean removed?
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Very recently. They also cleaned it really well when they first noticed symptoms. But it has progressively gotten worse even with the antibiotics. I haven't seen it in person so I'm just going off what I'm told.
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    11-21-2012, 07:07 PM
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Here's a good article on the sheath and cleaning. Even if he had his sheath cleaned he possibly could still have a bean lodged in there! I would check for it if possible, happened to the BO's gelding and as soon as we dislodged it he went back to normal in about an hour.

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    11-21-2012, 08:05 PM
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Here's a good article on the sheath and cleaning. Even if he had his sheath cleaned he possibly could still have a bean lodged in there! I would check for it if possible, happened to the BO's gelding and as soon as we dislodged it he went back to normal in about an hour.

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I jus think the vet would of found something if it was lodged. Though it may be so swollen now they are missing it.
PS I like your name. My name is also Noelle but its obviously spelt a lil different from your Noel. Don't come across to may people with that name. Ill tell her to try checking the sheath again.
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    11-21-2012, 08:11 PM
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Also Ty for the article I text it to my friend. I wish the horse wasn't two hours away in Arkansas so I could look myself.
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    11-21-2012, 08:36 PM
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Is he stalled? Lack of exercise can cause this in some geldings.
     
    11-21-2012, 08:47 PM
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My gelding swelled up once after I cleaned him. The vet said I cleaned it to well and took out all the good bactria
     
    11-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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He isn't stalled he is pastured and cleaning it too well may have occurred.
     

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