Geldings and their sheath?

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  • Do geldings have to have their sheaths cleaned

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    11-18-2012, 10:20 AM
Unhappy Geldings and their sheath?

Hi, I have a 16 yr old belgium, and he is always hanging. Someone told me he does that because he has a pit in his sheath. I have never heard of that. If that is correct, how do you get it out?
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    11-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Green Broke
When was the last time it was cleaned? You should or have the vet clean it at least once a year.
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    11-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Your Belgian (not Belgium; Belgium is the country where the breed originated) needs his sheath cleaned at least once a year. Some need it cleaned more often, but once a year is the bare minimum.

If he has a bean (not a pit) it can affect his ability to urinate properly, which can lead to infection.
    11-18-2012, 10:38 AM
Bean Sheath?

Hi thanks so how do you get it out?
    11-18-2012, 10:42 AM
Google sheath cleaning. There are any number of written as well as video instructionals.

One word of caution; if you've never cleaned a sheath before, either have the vet do it or someone experienced with geldings. You're liable to get your head kicked off otherwise.
    11-18-2012, 10:45 AM
I've got a mustang who spends a lot of time 'dropped'. Not dirty, so I guess he likes the way it feels.
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    11-18-2012, 10:48 AM
I do clean his sheath once a month. I guess he's like a typical, he likes the way it feels. LOL

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