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post #1 of 17 Old 12-20-2009, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Little stallion has an infection of some sort *Graphic Picture*

Poor little tyke!
Our Miniature stallion has some sort of an infection.
I've noticed him feeling a little sluggish the past week, he was letting the girls boss him around and usually he is the boss but a very nice/sharing boss. The girls haven't been allowing him to eat with them which is highly un-usual. So I've been watching him.
This morning when grooming his belly my brush came up FULL of puss/goo. I took a peek and everything is swollen and it was literally dripping clumps of puss. The smell is beyond horrid.
I cannot get a vet out for a few days so in the mean time I washed him up good twice today, trimmed the area, started him on some antibiotic tucoprim powder.

Any ideas on what caused this? Seems to be coming from in front of his sheath but really I cannot tell where exactly it is from. Heres a picture after I cleaned him up.



He hasn't bred any mares for three going on four months, his one breeding mare is bred and the other is "a dud" shes just his buddy, never comes into heat. Could it be somehow from breeding that long ago? Ideas?
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post #2 of 17 Old 12-20-2009, 12:22 PM
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Wow, I wish I knew! Poor guy. I would keep him as clean as possible til you can get the vet out.
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post #3 of 17 Old 12-20-2009, 02:06 PM
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^That would be my idea. Just keep it clean, and maybe give him some bute if he seems to be in pain?

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post #4 of 17 Old 12-20-2009, 03:04 PM
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Take his temp. Is this right in front of his sheath? Actually IN it? I have dealt with Pigeon Fever this fall and the abscess was ginormous, though not stinky. I don't know if pigeon fever stinks. But I do know it is epidemic in many places right now. Good luck! If it IS Pigeon Fever, it is super duper contagious!
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No bute! His body won't produce enough white blood cells to fight the infection.
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-20-2009, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thank-you!

I guess I'm not the only one stumped.

Pigeon Fever crossed my mind, I cannot tell for the life of me if its coming from the sheath or just in front of it... I suppose if it was Pigeon Fever the abscess whole would be obvious to me however. My guess is its from his sheath. I just keep washing him up and he is feeling much, much better on day two of his Tucoprim powder however he is still "pussing" a lot.

No bute, just the antibiotic powder.

I cannot find anything online describing what an infection like this would look like, be caused by or what it could be. I have read anything from breeding takes place with in 14 days so that seems to be out. I am clueless!
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Wow, poor guy. If it is coming from his sheath, pretty much anything could have happened. He could have gotten a scratch or a sore up in there somewhere that got infected. Just keep doing what you are doing until the vet can get out there to help the poor guy.

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Poor guy, that must really hurt, I hope you can get a vet to him soon. Just keep it clean. Take his temp and maybe if the mares are being mean/pushy, could you move him to another paddock, so he can relax a bit more and eat without having to worry about the mares?

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post #9 of 17 Old 12-21-2009, 07:26 AM
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Monostat might help if it is itchy...
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-21-2009, 08:33 AM
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I would not suggest treating it with anything but water until you know what it is. You may do more damage then good by giving the wrong treatment.

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