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This swollen sheath after being cleaned is not unusual due to the inflammation caused by this cleaning. Especially because of Batman's age, the fluid build up naturally goes to the lowest area by gravity to cause the sheath to be swollen. It is best to hose this area daily and treat Batman with Butazolidin if you have this available every 12 hrs to help decrease the swelling. It is possible that infection in some area above the area of the sheath has caused this swelling also so treating with Penicillin G every 12 hrs may help Batman past this.
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