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Bryerhillfarm 11-18-2012 10:20 AM

Geldings and their sheath?
 
Hi, I have a 16 yr old belgium, and he is always hanging. Someone told me he does that because he has a pit in his sheath. I have never heard of that. If that is correct, how do you get it out?

poppy1356 11-18-2012 10:22 AM

When was the last time it was cleaned? You should or have the vet clean it at least once a year.
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Speed Racer 11-18-2012 10:26 AM

Your Belgian (not Belgium; Belgium is the country where the breed originated) needs his sheath cleaned at least once a year. Some need it cleaned more often, but once a year is the bare minimum.

If he has a bean (not a pit) it can affect his ability to urinate properly, which can lead to infection.

Bryerhillfarm 11-18-2012 10:38 AM

Bean Sheath?
 
Hi thanks so how do you get it out?

Speed Racer 11-18-2012 10:42 AM

Google sheath cleaning. There are any number of written as well as video instructionals.

One word of caution; if you've never cleaned a sheath before, either have the vet do it or someone experienced with geldings. You're liable to get your head kicked off otherwise.

bsms 11-18-2012 10:45 AM

I've got a mustang who spends a lot of time 'dropped'. Not dirty, so I guess he likes the way it feels.

Bryerhillfarm 11-18-2012 10:48 AM

I do clean his sheath once a month. I guess he's like a typical, he likes the way it feels. LOL


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