Sky on Stall Rest-- Weird behavior?
My horse Sky has been on stall rest since Wednesday, 10th of August.. so five days. He's used to being out in pasture, or outside in general so this has been quite a change.
He has started to pee and poop in the hay they give him, but eats all of mine. He has also had a bit of swelling (at least what I can tell) in his man parts, and trouble going to the bathroom sometimes? I'm not sure if the problems going are linked to him going in his hay... someone told me geldings often mark their hay so maybe he was trying to mark it but had none left in the reservoir?
Just worried.. having the vet clean his sheath and check for beans this Tuesday since I haven't learned how and rather not traumatize my horse.
Addition: I have been mucking out his stall two-four times a day to keep flies away and also since he IS living there for 2 weeks.. I don't want him uncomfortable. But I have been taking out that hay he has been going potty on and today I was spoken to about it by a ranch hand... am I doing the right thing or should I leave it in there?
Keep in mind, he is on stall rest for 2 weeks, minimal hand walking.
Last edited by Skyseternalangel; 08-14-2011 at 05:07 PM.
Reason: Added an important piece.