10-25-2009, 09:38 PM
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Sheath area swelling up? UPDATE????
Just last week I noticed that Thunder's sheath area (specifically the "sack" area) was a bit enlarged than normal...not much, but I could tell. Then yesterday I went to the barn and noticed that it was slightly larger and one side more than another. He was uncomfortable being ridden and seemed to be having an attitude of sorts...which I am assuming it's because something was uncomfortable. I worked him a bit and noticed a bit of the swelling went down, but not much. So after our 1 hour light walk, trot circling workout, I cleaned it. He seemed to be very relaxed and enjoyed it. He has not had any issues with urinating or drinking water. Actually he has always been an awesome water drinker. Today, the swelling seemed to have gone down a bit more, however, still abnormal. What can this be from? I am going to give it some more time to see what happens, but we're wondering if it's an allergic reaction maybE? His face isn't swollen and he's eating fine, temp was normal as well.