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smrobs 08-02-2009 04:54 PM

Is it normal...
 
For a stud colt to walk around with his thing hanging out all the time? Rafe always has his hanging out. He is in good health, active and doesn't have any trouble using the bathroom but I am starting to worry a bit like there is maybe something wrong. I have looked at it and it is not hot and he doesn't seem uncomfortable when I handle it but I am concerned.

9 days
http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...g?t=1249247615

17 days
http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/i...g?t=1249247509

deineria 08-02-2009 05:13 PM

I am not sure if it could be harmful or a sign of a problem. I know the colt we had born in April kept his "up" 90% of the time.

He is a cute little guy!

Jillyann 08-02-2009 06:09 PM

I think some horses are just more 'relaxed' then others. There are a few horses that I know that have theres out most of the time. I wouldnt worry about it. However, if he ever looks like he is having a hard time going pee, and / or gets very crusty, then I would clean it and maybe have the vet take a look.

AlmagroN 08-02-2009 07:08 PM

hang on and let me find my Equine Vet book. i remember reading something in there about this but i cant remember what its called and if it only concerned older horses or not..... :? hmmm.... ill be back shortly and hopefully with an answer!

AlmagroN 08-02-2009 07:22 PM

GOT IT!: Paraphimosis.... this is if he never retracts it at all. if he does retract it, then hes probably just a very relaxed boy. our one gelding, Stan O Polka is like that. every pic i have of him his weenies stickin out!

luvs2ride1979 08-02-2009 08:20 PM

It would only be an issue if he left it hangin' ALL the way out. It looks like he's just hangin' a little. Does he let it out more when he urinates? If not, then I might talk to your vet.

smrobs 08-02-2009 09:09 PM

No it is not down 100% of the time, he can retract it, he just usually doesn't. How far out it is varies from time to time. I feel better now but I will sure keep an eye on it. He must just be a very relaxed little bugger.

whitetrashwarmblood 08-03-2009 01:58 AM

It's common
I've handled two colts who were just like that. I think it's a baby thing.

AlmagroN 08-04-2009 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitetrashwarmblood (Post 367596)
It's common
I've handled two colts who were just like that. I think it's a baby thing.

please! tell that to my 7yr old gelding, apparently he doesnt know its just a baby thing!

whitetrashwarmblood 08-04-2009 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlmagroN (Post 368576)
please! tell that to my 7yr old gelding, apparently he doesnt know its just a baby thing!

lol I guess he didn't get the memo!


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