My BO called a couple of hours ago and said that when they went out to feed the horses, Charlie was acting odd. He was parking out like he had to pee, staying in that position for a minute or two, then walking around and doing it again. My first thought was that...oops! I haven't cleaned his sheath in awhile...might be the bean! So we got some gloves, some Excalibur, and some lube, and headed to the barn.
Yes, his sheath did need cleaning. But I, for the life of me, could not find the darn bean. I was up and around for quite awhile (I have such a great horse), but could not find anything blocking his flow. He wasn't even touchy when I was in his urethra. I massaged downwards, I felt around...nothing.
So after that I put him back in the roundpen so I could observe him. He kept doing the same thing the BO said...parking out, acting like he had to pee, but nothing would come out. He's got good gut sounds and pooped twice. When I put him back in the pasture he went right for the water trough, but didn't pee once (we were there for 3 hours just watching him).
Any other ideas? Everytime I've dealt with a blockage, it's because of a dirty sheath/bean. I'm worried it's an infection, but this is the first time he's acted this way. I'm thinking about starting him on some SMZs and then calling the vet tomorrow.