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Is my colt having "male issues"?

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Paige D
Weanling
Username: Realrush89

Post Number: 38
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 01:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, my colt was born last Wed. It took until the second day for me to realize he wasn't fully urinating from his penis, that some was coming out the umbilical stump. Got that rectified. A next door neighbor had a mare foal out a colt last Fri, so I popped over to see him yesterday. While we were standing there and exchanging stories and loving all over the baby, he decided to have a pee. I noticed he dropped his penis to do it, and that's when it dawned on me that I have not once seen my colt drop his. I thought I read somewhere that they're supposed to drop it to urinate. Is this accurate? Or is it okay that mine never drops his? Could it be a sign of something else going on?
 

Jos
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 2823
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some colts drop and some do not. If you have concerns though, you should have him evaluated by a veterinarian experienced in equine neonatal medicine.

Keep an eye on the patent urachus too. That can cause big problems.
 

Paige D
Weanling
Username: Realrush89

Post Number: 39
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks again, Jos. My vet ended up cauterizing the stump with silver nitrate, and I've been giving him 4cc of Naxcel 2X day until the end of this week. I also dipped the stump in Betadine for a few more days. The very next day it looked much drier and smaller, and he was actually urinating from his penis, so hopefully everything is going to be OK. Will definitely keep an eye on it, though. Thanks again!
 

Megan C
Nursing Foal
Username: Drumdoch23

Post Number: 16
Registered: 09-2009
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 04:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just from personal experience (I actually had a fit and thought my colt didn't HAVE a penis... haha... first time mom...)

Mine was born on April 19th, not too far off yours.

he took a few days before he "figured out" how to drop it. now he hangs it out to show it off... it'll come. :-)
 

Cjskip
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 1258
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 09:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Megan, that is so funny! I wondered the same thing about my first and even my new colt, as the penis sheath is just different somehow, when they are newborns. I trusted that it was okay, and it was. But I do think it is best to have a vet check (or someone experienced at least). Better safe than sorry.

Glad things are working out Paige.
 

Paige D
Weanling
Username: Realrush89

Post Number: 42
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 07:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, guys. (I love the support everyone gives/gets on this board!) After he was born, during one of his first attempts at getting up, I was helping him because we had rain the day before so it was a little muddy and he was having trouble. I had 2 neighbors that also came to watch, and the little guy was right in the middle of making an effort to get up when one of them asked if I was planning on gelding him. I answered yes, and I swear to God, the moment the words left my mouth, he sunk back down to the ground as if to say "Well, the hell with it then! There's no point in getting up!" Maybe he's afraid to show his penis because he's afraid I'll cut that off too!

The vet has to come back out today anyway, so I'll ask her to check him while she's there.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2699
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Paige..once the learn to drop my experience is the darn ding a ling is out all the time!
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3268
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ditto.....don't wish it away paige...LOL Before you know it you'll be posting "why won't my boy put it AWAY???"
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2693
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a colt that showed off any time he could. He'd be walking around just a hanging around, hoping to impress the girls, I guess... or else it was just comfortable, who knows. lol

Anyway, when I'd show my non-horsey friends my new colt, it made my friends very uncomfortable. lol Boys will be boys... lol
 

sally
Breeding Stock
Username: Sally_c

Post Number: 127
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 3 week old colt and it took him about a week before he dropped his boy bits now he's happy to let it all hang out lol
 

Cjskip
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 1261
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 05:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup! Same here Sally. He loves to show it off. When I'm looking out my window, it makes it real easy to tell him and my filly apart. LOL.

In my earlier post to you Megan, I meant to add, "if still in doubt," have a vet check, but I left that part out. It is always a good qualifier though.

Glad he is normal though and I'm sure that after the initial shock of hearing about being gelded, he will be able to stand up and relax, ding-dong-a- dangling, along with the rest of the little stallion boys everywhere.
 

Deb Anderson
Breeding Stock
Username: Bobs_mom

Post Number: 182
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Too funny - - must be a proud male thing!!! Our 3 yo STILL is proud to show EVERYONE - - including when we were in a halter class (and I didn't realize it :-):-) How embarassing



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