Male Horse Hygiene
The sheath of a male horse needs to be periodically cleaned, but this chore is often neglected by horse owners. Some are reluctant to deal with it; others might not know how to go about getting it done. However, as the caretaker and owner of the horse, either you need to become educated about process, or you should have your veterinarian or an experienced horse person handle the task so your gelding is healthier, and ultimately happier.

The sheath is a double fold of skin that covers the drawn-up penis. A dirty sheath, with a buildup of debris from a mixture of dirt and urine, can lead to infection or urinary problems. Glands in the lining of the sheath, called sebaceous glands, produce a secretion called sebum. When this secretion mixes with dirt

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