Well, the days just get more and more interesting for me:
Last weekend, I noticed that my senior gelding's sheath seemed to be rather... swollen. I poked gently, and it was firm, not squishy. I decided to watch it for a couple of days to see if the swelling would just go away. It didn't. Monday, he was even MORE swollen - like there was a baseball in there. He's been peeing normally as far as I can tell, but I called the vet out anyway.
She came out on Tuesday, sedated him, cleaned his sheath *really* thoroughly, (even though it really wasn't bad at all) and then examined the whole sheath area, inside and out. Nothin'. She said she couldn't determine why the sheath was swollen AND mentioned that she was seeing several horses lately with mysterious swollen sheaths. All she could recommend was daily hydrotherapy (which he LOVES ) and exercise.
I'm supposed to check in with her tomorrow if the swelling is not better.
Soooo... anyone have any experience with the Mysterious Swollen Sheath?
(as of yesterday - no improvement. Going out to the barn now to see how things are and do therapy")