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  • How to remove bean gelding
  • Big mass in geldings sheath

 
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    05-11-2012, 12:00 AM
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Foal
Huge bean! Looking for advice!

I have a 20 year old QH gelding that was severely neglected. I was checking his man parts for a bean today and I am so glad I did. The bean in my poor guy is huge! I have never seen anything like it. It is about the size of a plum, with about a grape size sticking out by the urethra. What concerns me is there is a huge hard mass I can feel under the penis skin that goes almost all the way around...I am assuming it is all part of the bean since it is connected.

I am worried that since it is so big if I try to remove it myself it will leave an open gap up there causing infection or bleeding. Charlie doesn't seem to be in pain but I don't see how he is not. I will be having the vet deal with this, just looking for advice or similar stories.
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    05-11-2012, 12:07 AM
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Foal
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    05-11-2012, 12:16 AM
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Showing
When in doubt, get a vet out.

They are well rehearsed in taking beans out of sheaths than the average horse person. That way you can also double check what else needs to be done with your poor guy.

Bless you for taking him in!
     
    05-11-2012, 12:46 AM
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Weanling
Aww poor guy, he's lucky that you found him! The vet is your best bet, you don't want to be digging around with something like that!

He's got to be in some pain or discomfort, but the relief when the vet gets it out should be instantaneous.

Edited to add more useful info:
I've had to soak a geldings sheath to loosen and soften a big hard bean. I was also advised to use mineral oil, but I stuck with warm water just to ensure I didn't irritate the skin. I've never dealt with a bean of the size your guy has though.

Does he have trouble urinating? Any straining, funky stances or dribbling? Your vet may get him on antibiotics if he's at risk for infection.
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    05-11-2012, 10:32 AM
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Green Broke
Yes, have a vet check him. It may not be a bean.
     
    05-11-2012, 10:45 AM
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mls
Trained
As natisha said, it may not be a bean.

If it is a bean, it will likely be removed in pieces. I have two geldings and neither one likes to drop for me to clean. I've learned how to manuever my arm, hand and fingers best clean the sheath and remove those beans. I have small hands and the majority of the time long fingernails. I have used my fingernail to chip away at the bean until it was small enough to get my finger around to remove.
     
    05-11-2012, 10:53 AM
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Green Broke
Wow, please keep us posted.
     
    05-11-2012, 11:40 AM
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Foal
I will update once the vet comes to look at charlie. He is shy about dropping it, but hopefully I will be able to look again at it. When I first got him he wounldn't drop when he peed and we pee all over himself. Since then I have been able to pick a little bit of the bean off at a time. He know drops most of the way in a normal well aimed stream. I just want to get him taken care of :)

Thanks!
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