Slightly swollen sheath
Yesterday i noticed my horse was standing like he was going to pee, but nothing happened so i geared myself up to clean his sheath today and try and find a bean. So i went out to the barn this morning and enlisted a friend to help me, mostly in case he tried to kick me. I should mention that there was a pee spot in his stall (we checked) so it's not like he can't pee, just maybe like he feels he has to but then doesn't.
I managed to clean a bunch of smegma out from the inside of his sheath but i could not get him to drop. A few times he looked like he was going to drop but then the tractor or something would get his attention so he didn't. I couldn't check for a bean. I plan on going back out when they bring everyone in and it's all quiet then maybe he'll drop and i can poke around in peace.
That's not my problem really, i noticed while i was cleaning that one side of his sheath seems slightly swollen, it's not huge and i only noticed it because it felt different to the other side, a little bigger. Looking at it i could hardly tell. Could this be a result of how much gunk was stuck up in there? I mean there was a lot, i got loads out when i was rubbing the excalibur in and then when we washed it out a lot more came out with the water. Do i need to be concerned that he might have an infection?
It's odd because i cleaned him not too long ago and didn't find a bean then but i did get a lot of smegma that time too. I'm going to check it tomorrow and if it's still swollen by monday i think i'll call the vet out. Me and my friend are going to check for a bean again tomorrow. Oh, another thing, he was very very pissy when i got him out of the field today, then i went to work him and he had this look in his eye like "if you try and ride me i will dump you off". He was just in a really bad mood today, probably because of his gunked up penis, poor baby.