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post #1 of 3 Old 02-28-2020, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Sheath Cleaning

hello!!! i have a somewhat urgent need of response... i have a 15 year old gelding that gets his sheath cleaned regularly. it’s been about 20 out for the past 2 weeks (so cold) anyway, my vet came out to give the annual vaccinations, teeth, etc. he got his sheath cleaned and it’s been 3 days. my gelding has become very very swollen unfortunately and it’s irritating him, but he’s still peeing, eating, and drinking normally. i gave him bute yesterday and it did nothing, i gave him banamine today (both suggested by my vet). neither have helped unfortunately. we do have a hose that’s cold water and an indoor, but i’m worried it’s too cold for that. please help????
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-28-2020, 08:22 PM
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Can you haul in some warm water to rinse his sheath out? Use some kind of squeeze bottle like a clean, emphasis on clean, empty ketchup or dish washing liquid bottle to squirt the water up in the sheath. If rinsing doesn't take care of it then I'd be insisting the vet come back out.

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-29-2020, 01:39 AM
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Sounds like the vet was a bit harsh and he is bruised. Keep him moving and it will dissipate.
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