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WHAT, for the love of horses, IS THIS!? Also questions on how to treat whatever it is and more....?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Horses, Mules, and Donkeys' started by MatthewsHomestead, May 1, 2019.

  1. May 1, 2019
    MatthewsHomestead

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    So Sully is a rescue. A very skinny rescue. Believe it or not he has put on a lot of weight.... We knew he had some rain rot issues. Thought it had cleared up as he is shedding out nicely and his short coat is looking good where visible. I haven't gotten to give him a once over look since Friday. Today, I see this. It's new to me and I have no clue what it is or how to treat it. I did spray some cooling wound spray on it. (An all natural blend as I am anti chemical unless nessecary). HELP!!
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    Also, my other gelding has a horse fly infestation by his "man part".... Fly spray of any brand does not seem to be doing the trick. Should I feed an anti fly supplement, try garlic....? Would appreciate tips on that as well....

    Yes i know there is dirt, debris and a fly on the "sores " .... I took pics before cleaning and applying the wound spray.
     
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    MatthewsHomestead

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    So from what I can tell this is probably rain scald not rain rot.... please correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    Could the open sore be a abscess that ruptured? Hard to tell by a photo. On the fly infestation on “man parts” got any Mexican vanilla? If not use the ridiculously expensive tiny bottle at the store. Spray mist directly on the affected area with vanilla. I have used the vanilla car fresheners, the Christmas tree type, in my chicken coops to keep flies away. I’ve sprayed my hens when gnats swarm them. I buy Mexican vanilla on Amazon.
     
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    Ummmm, wonder if there's any particular reason the flies are so interested in his man parts? Does he perhaps need a cleaning?
     
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    I'll have to give that a whirl.... was told grind down some calendulum into a paste, mix with a bit of vaseline.... can even make a salve by melting the two together and putting in a tin....

    We have had our females go into heat one right after the other, even though he is gelded that could explain. I'll bathe him down again tomorrow....
     
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    Sorry, I was actually referring to a sheath cleaning.... :ep:hide
     
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    Baymule

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    Sheath cleaning. I squeeze KY up there the day before, then another tube before I dig in and start cleaning. This of course is the signal for Joe, (that's his eye in my avatar) to suck his pee pee up in the vicinity of somewhere behind his eyeballs. Undaunted, I pull on my inadequate latex glove and shove my hand up to my armpit, groping around for the shy, elusive ding dong. This annoys Joe, who lays his ears back and raises his back hoof, clearly stating, "You better let go of my ding-a-ling or I am going to kick your head off." Somewhere between snatching the prize and dragging it out, I lose my glove. How did THAT happen? Hmmm...… if I go fishing for it, I will lose my grip.....it can wait.

    I have a bucket of warm sudsy water with a big sponge and rag, as I reach for it, Joe sidesteps. My arm goes with him aaaaand the bucket is out of reach. reckon I can "lead" him back over, closer to the bucket? I pull and he raises his hind hoof again. Maybe steady pressure will do it and I lean into it. Joe is more annoyed and starts stomping his feet, this inches me closer to the bucket. I grab sponge and rag and start scrubbing. Joe is cremello in color, pink skinned, purest white and blue eyed. His ding dong is gross, looks like corn flakes are stuck to it and HE is not the least bit interested in getting "all cleaned up". Nope. Not even a little bit. Somewhere in the process, the lost glove shows up. Fat lot of good that did me.

    And then there's the BEAN! Must not forget the BEAN! That requires a delicate insertion of a finger in his pee pee to dig out uric crystals that form a white blob of grossness that can plug up his urethra and cause some real problems. Once again, Joe is not impressed. In fact, this is the last straw and he is really pissed off (literally).

    Finally I get the water hose and wash the sheath out, making sure all the soapy suds are gone, and we're done.

    The first time I read this, I laughed until I cried. I have sang this many a time to my Joe. It doesn't help his feelings one bit, but it makes me laugh.

    The Sheath Cleaning Song
    Author Unknown

    (Sing it to the tune of "Hello Mother, Hello Father" from camp song)

    How's it hangin'?
    So much cleaner.
    Aren't you glad I
    washed your wiener?

    I'll admit it's
    kinda creepy
    that I had to stick my arm up in your pee-pee.


    It was sticky.
    It was gunky.
    It felt icky.
    It smelled funky.

    It was cruddy,
    it was crusty--
    when you stuck it out, it creaked like it was rusty.


    After half an
    hour of toilin'
    and of squirtin'
    baby oil in,
    you're as fresh there
    as a daisy.

    Either this means I love you or else I'm crazy!!!
     
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    You go @Baymule! You ARE crazy, lol. But we knew that!
     
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    Baymule

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    Yeah, I get some funny looks at the drug store standing in line with an armload of KY jelly. You should see the horrified looks I get when I smile and say, "Its for my horse."
     
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    Shoulder length OB gloves are usually available at any good farm store.........maybe even TSC or Atwoods. They're cheap. OB lube too.