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