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Wiley Gillmor
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I thought members might be interested in how large a bean can get without causing any obvious distress. At least neither I nor the vet have ever seen one this big. This was found by "since he's sedated for floating, let's check for a bean." There was no obvious discomfort or interruption of the stream. (Except the discomfort of removing it.) We don't know how long ago was the last check, however.

This came from a friend's 16.3 Trakehner gelding.

Tim's Bean

Wiley
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Leilani Clark
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh, my.
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Ann
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Holy Cow.. Funny you should post this today,, as I did the spring cleaning on my gelding.. I AM uncomfortable digging for the bean, and did not go that far in his cleanze.. . Maybe I should..
I have to ask this embarrassing question on this thread tho.. My gelding LOVES I mean loves ME to clean his sheath.. he drops and starts to thrust!~ Question can a gelding ejaculate..?? I quit when he started to enjoy it that much..

On the first day God created horses, on the second day he painted them with spots..
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Ann S
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

That is amazing.....reminds me it is time for that job at the barn. If the people at work only knew what I do at home!

Ann - my TWH enjoys it too. He actually raises his leg upward and out to the side so I can reach him better. The first time he did that I thought he was trying to kick me.
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Wiley Gillmor
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 5:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

For those in the rest of the world, a US dime is about 1.8cm in diameter. So by my eye, the bean is about 5cm long, maybe a little less.

Wiley
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Corinne Meadows
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am so thankful I have a shy Arab who sucks up his penis when he sees his nurse mother coming because he knows he is getting a cleaning. How funny that some enjoy it. LOL And that bean is huge by the way. I am surprised the meatus is large enough for that not to occlude it. Goodness. But on an other note....you can't blame a horse for liking it. You can reach spots he can't. LOL
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Corinne Meadows
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 5:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

OH my gosh I am just IMing my friend who was a groom and exerciser at Pimlico (excuse the spelling) and thought she would be interested by this post (were nurses and pathology stuff is always interesting to us) and when she said a horse's urethral meatus is the size of a dime, I said I had to send her this pic since the bean was next to a dime ironically enough. As for them enjoying sheath cleaning it didn't surprise her because one of her jobs she said was to put rings on the penis'of the race horse stallions so they would be able to focus on racing and not wanting to breed which is why most were gelded. The things you never knew huh? Interesting.
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Sara Wolff
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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ummmm...OK....I'll be the one to ask, although I have a feeling that with all the years I've spent around horses I should already know...uh..how does a stallion ring keep a horse from thinking about breeding? I've heard of the things, but didn't know they were still used and never thought much about it.
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leslie christian
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 12:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Whoa. its huge.
Ive never seen one before.
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Lee
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 12:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

YIKES! I'm so glad I don't have geldings anymore! Yeah, mares DO have their own problems, but at least you can discuss them with some decorum in public.

Ann S. - "the people at work" a thought that was on my mind constantly before I retired...........I was a dental hygienist for 37 years. Think about THAT next time you guys are in for a check up! ( KIDDING - I know you guys would understand! )
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Holly Wood
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 12:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bleh!!!
ahem . . . um . . . think I'll postpone that dental visit scheduled for next week . . .
and don't expect me to cook beans for dinner any time in the near future.
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Kristin
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 3:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

These boys should send you flowers when you're done!
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Angie J.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh my!!!I have so many thoughts running through my head right now, none that are printable, lol!!

Funny, I started reading this and it reminded me that Cody has what appears to be a bean and the vet is due in a couple of hours. It's so hard, about kidney bean size, and it doesn't move. I was thinking it is a tumor, not a bean. Now I will remember to ask to have it checked out as I know he will be sedated to get his teeth done.

Glad it's woman vet coming, lol!
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nice bean Wiley, but I have seen bigger! I think I will stick this in the article as a example.
DrO
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Wiley Gillmor
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

DrO,

Do you know how long one of your world record beans had been growing? Do you know anything other than neglect of removal that causes such large beans?

If you credit in the article, the photo is by Greg Joder, barn manager at Joder Arabian Ranch. (You don't need to credit, I just want it right if you do.)

Thanks,
Wiley
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Patricia Bell
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 11:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

ICK
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Sara S
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

All I can say is "WOW!" I'm in the process of looking for a new dentist. I think I'll add to my list of questions to ask "do you have horses...specifically geldings."
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Erika L
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 6:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think I'm gonna barf...
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Susan M. Herrick
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 6:51 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I know that sheath cleaning is necessary, but how do you get over the feeling of "this is obscene, hope no one is watching"?
I guess you inspired us all Wiley!
suz
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Sara Wolff
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:20 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Susan, when you're over 60, have raised a few boys, been married twice, and stood two stallions NOTHING bothers you! If it bothers someone else, and you happen to notice, tell them to just "get over it!"
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Ann
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Got to tell ya tho.... It bothers my husband.. :-) :-) :-) :-) When I told him at dinner the other night that my gelding started to thrust... he almost choked on his dinner.. and promptly told me that was enough talk about MY DAY... :-) :-)

On the first day God created horses, on the second day he painted them with spots..
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Corinne Meadows
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Susan it's not so bad.....Try being a 19 yr old nursing student having to give a bed bath to a 70 yr old (conscious, alert and oriented male patient) being taught how to do it by an 90 yr old nun (it was a Catholic Nursing School). We were all mortified...well except the nun. I laugh about it when I think about it to this day. I guess your right Sara when you are over 60 "you just get over it" the nun sure had no qualms about it and I am now a great professional with anything naked! LOL.
And when all else fails make a joke like...Is that where the saying comes from? LOL
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Corinne Meadows
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ann.....I am laughing over my Merlot. I needed that. Thanks!
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cp
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ann, if there's one thing my husband wants to hear about less than what I saw in the "ladies" room, it's sheath cleaning!
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Sara Wolff
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Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Ann,

We always wash our stallions before breeding, and of course, it's my job. I always wear disposable gloves when doing so. You probably know the rest...I have to be careful and not use disposable gloves in their field of vision because all it takes is me putting them on and both boys "get excited" whether there's a mare nearby or not! It makes sheath cleaning easy, though.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wiley it takes years for a concretion the size pictured above to form. Once removed we check every couple of years and I have never had one recur. There is one horse in the practice that will form a soft dime size bean every 2 years but that is unusual.
DrO
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Muffi Delaney
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 11:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You guys are all hillarious. My boys don;t really like it - when I see that they are relaxed - I often calmly go over and grab them to get the Dirt and Gunk off. Also to slowly get them used to my handling them. My husband is like YUCK Stay away from that thing. but your right Sara - I have told him to "get over it" they can't do it their selves. But they do not like it immediately they shrink back. they haven';t had a through cleaning in a while - they haven't had dental work done for about 18 months or more but next time- out come those rubber gloves!!! never found the bean though.
OK this is the obvious question - is it in the uretha? never "dug" in there. or is it some where else? I have had a vet look at them 3 years ago and showed me but there were none at that time - but that doesn't mean there isn't now and back then I was new at all this and slighty squirmish but I got over it all ready now.
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Kim
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 2:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just wanted to add...I LOVE MY MARES!!
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Muffi there is a image of the urethral fossa, where the bean forms, in the article.
DrO
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