Re: [RC] sheath swelling/cleaning - Heidi Smith
> I've read up a little on this and have found an interesting statement in
> my vet handbook - white skinned horses (ie. pintos and appys) are
> especially prone to smegma formation and have to be cleaned more often.
> Do those of you who have to clean out beans more than every six months
> have white skinned horses?
Well, as a veterinarian, I've cleaned more really gross sheaths than I can
count, and the vast majority of them were dark-skinned.
To answer the original question (was it from you or from Ginger?), YES,
there is a LOT of variation from horse to horse in how often sheaths need to
be cleaned, and some are really super-sensitive and get skin infections from
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- [RC] sheath swelling/cleaning, Kari Hanes