|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 |
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.
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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