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post #1 of 11 Old 08-02-2009, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Is it normal...

For a stud colt to walk around with his thing hanging out all the time? Rafe always has his hanging out. He is in good health, active and doesn't have any trouble using the bathroom but I am starting to worry a bit like there is maybe something wrong. I have looked at it and it is not hot and he doesn't seem uncomfortable when I handle it but I am concerned.

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-02-2009, 05:13 PM
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I am not sure if it could be harmful or a sign of a problem. I know the colt we had born in April kept his "up" 90% of the time.

He is a cute little guy!
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-02-2009, 06:09 PM
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I think some horses are just more 'relaxed' then others. There are a few horses that I know that have theres out most of the time. I wouldnt worry about it. However, if he ever looks like he is having a hard time going pee, and / or gets very crusty, then I would clean it and maybe have the vet take a look.

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post #4 of 11 Old 08-02-2009, 07:08 PM
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hang on and let me find my Equine Vet book. I remember reading something in there about this but I can't remember what its called and if it only concerned older horses or not..... hmmm.... ill be back shortly and hopefully with an answer!
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GOT IT!: Paraphimosis.... this is if he never retracts it at all. If he does retract it, then he's probably just a very relaxed boy. Our one gelding, Stan O Polka is like that. Every pic I have of him his weenies stickin out!
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-02-2009, 08:20 PM
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It would only be an issue if he left it hangin' ALL the way out. It looks like he's just hangin' a little. Does he let it out more when he urinates? If not, then I might talk to your vet.
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No it is not down 100% of the time, he can retract it, he just usually doesn't. How far out it is varies from time to time. I feel better now but I will sure keep an eye on it. He must just be a very relaxed little bugger.

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-03-2009, 01:58 AM
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It's common
I've handled two colts who were just like that. I think it's a baby thing.
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-04-2009, 12:10 AM
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It's common
I've handled two colts who were just like that. I think it's a baby thing.
please! Tell that to my 7yr old gelding, apparently he doesnt know its just a baby thing!
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-04-2009, 01:30 AM
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please! Tell that to my 7yr old gelding, apparently he doesnt know its just a baby thing!
lol I guess he didn't get the memo!
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