My horse, who is a 13 year old gelding has developed a swollen groin. The exterior sheath area is the size of a large

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Customer: My horse, who is a 13 year old gelding has developed a swollen groin. The exterior sheath
area is the size of a large orange, firm with some heat. We went through this in September
and they didn't find anything conclusive. The vet thought it might be an insect bite. There were no signs of infection. Now it's January with freezing weather and no insects. I I try to keep him clean because of the previous problems. He is eating and urinating normally with
a good stream, no blockage. My vet is coming out again this afternoon and I was going to request some bloodwork. Do you have any possible answers or suggestions?
Answered by Keith Taraba, DVM in 54 mins 11 years ago
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Keith Taraba, DVM : I would recommend a thorough exam of the sheath and penis along with a rectal exam wit possible ultrasound of paralumbar and inguinal lymph nodes. Endoscopic exam of the urinary badder along with urinalysis may also prove useful.
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