OH MY GOSH I JUST WENT THROUGH THIS!!!!!!
I was horrified. My horse Tiny is my first gelding, i've always owned mares. I didn't realize that you actually had to get on up there to clean the sheath. I went off island for a weekend and when I returned my poor boys sheath was the size of a cantelope
. I called the vet but he was "unavailable" so sure enough I came on this great forum and searched, searched search and have had success a week later! I had him on bute for two days (very low dose, i don't like to use bute but he was SO uncomfortable!) I also put him on Probios (whether that helped or not I am unsure of...i like to think it did hahaa but i figured it's adding good bacterias to the body and the more the better). I purchased excaliber and cleaned his sheath out (bean included) two days in a row. I iced his "manliness" for 15mins TWICE a day...nothing more awkward than squatting and icing your horses peepee
. At first he wouldn't move around at all he was so sore and i was discouraged on the second day because the swelling moved under his stomach both sides!!! SO i iced his tummy and one lady had wrote to massage the swollen areas to stimulate circulation hahaa i massaged his tumtum but couldn't get myself to massage the other part haha. movement is key...i walked him a little in the morning and a little at night. he is out in a two acre pasture at the moment but because of all the rain he hasn't moved around as much as normal, this is why i believe he got so "bloated". I've learned a lot because of this situation haha...GOOD luck! it is so stressful seeing these sweet animals in so much discomfort. For Tiny it took him about a week to get almost back to normal, he is a bit saggy down below after all that swelling