My horse is almost 23 years old. He's had a swollen sheath for a few weeks. When I started exercising him more regularaly the swelling went down. Now he's showing some other weird sympotoms. He's still alert but looks more tired than usual. He has a huge swollen abdomin (it's a large lump), very furry, coughing a lot, his sheath is swollen again, he urinates and drinks a lot. I was riding him up until a few days ago when he was just too miserable looking to saddle up. So I walk him around on a lead. Does anyone know what this could be? I was thinking maybe cushings. I am having the vet come out asap, but it may be another week until I can get him to come out. I'm hoping it won't be that long. I'm really worried right now. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
At his age you need to call the vet. The swollen sheath could be anything from a bean to something more severe. The swollen abdomin is really scary, watch for signs of colic and get your vet out ASAP..... Also, if he's peeing alot, make sure he's drinking alot. But you really need a vet. Have you checked his temp?