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Katherine DaSo
Nursing Foal
Username: Soarsamongstars

Post Number: 14
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was getting ready to ride the other day, and told my Husband to saddle up my draft colt. he is a 2 year old 'baby' that we do short rides on (nothing extensive) just to teach him, but since he is not 4 I don't push him hard.. (even though at 18.3hh it is doubtful he will grow anymore...I Hope) at any rate he called me around to look at my guy because he thought he was hurt.

His sheath is swollen.. the only way I can describe it is it looks like he is housing a large grapefruit!!! I know he is cut but you would swear he had his *Ahem* I know it is not due to beans, I clean my Males regularly to cleanse the excess smegma, I also use a lubricant and let it desolve before wiping and hosing them clean so it isnt an irritant. Uncertain I have placed him on Antibiotics in case of infection so I can get him to a vet... I did this for three days if the swelling is not down by tomarrow he is going.. he shows no irritation he shows no discomfort

My first reaction was to check for a 'heat' from infection nothing, but I have NEVER seen this before and neither has anyone around here that breeds...heeeeeeeeeelp, does anyone have any ideas?

yes he is urinating fine, no discomfort it isn't phasing him in any way....
 

Dorthy Brown
Breeding Stock
Username: Dodib

Post Number: 318
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 08:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could he have been kicked??
 

Beth Walker
Yearling
Username: Bbhorses

Post Number: 64
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A friend of ours had a gelding that swelled like that after going out trail riding. After a few days he started getting ill. It ended up he had an engorged tick up inside his sheath. Never had heard of anything like it but if ticks are a problem it can happen. After removal of the tick and antibiotics he was fine.
 

Katherine DaSo
Nursing Foal
Username: Soarsamongstars

Post Number: 18
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

engorged tick?? that may be a possibility we have a lot of them around here, but when I checked his sheath I didn't find anything....Dorthy that was my first suggestion but there was no heat around the area due to swelling an injury that comes from a kick... I think He is going to the vet today Just to make sure but I will be glad to post what it is as soon as I find out!!!
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 2222
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 01:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If your vet can find no obvious cause, you might want to check for EVA, as one of the symptoms can be edema of the sheath. As he is a gelding, if he does have EVA it's not a big issue in itself for him, but you might want to make sure you keep him separated from pregnant mares, entire colts or stallions for about a month.



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