Male Horse Health Care: Don't Forget Sheath Cleaning!
The coming of spring is, in some ways, a rebirth. It’s the time when many horse owners dig out their grooming supplies and clippers and breathe fresh life into their furry charges (aka, the Spring Cleaning Frenzy). Some owners have “The Frenzy” down to a science, but others might forget to clean of one of the darkest—and possibly dirtiest—places in the barn: your gelding’s or stallion’s sheath.

“Sheath cleaning is an important task associated with owning male horses that cannot be overlooked,” advised Douglas Novick, DVM, an equine veterinarian in the San Francisco Bay area of California. “Annual cleanings will help owners remove the ‘bean’ and examine the penis and surrounding tissues to ensure there are no abnormal

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