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My 20 yr. old T- gelding has problems urinating. He doesn't
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I have a 17 year old gelding. Have owned him his whole life.
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We have a 4 yr old TB off the track. When we got him (rescue)
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My 11 year old quarter gelding has been healthy with no problems
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My 7 yr. old gelding has swelling of his sheath and large areas
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I noticed on my 16 year old gelding this am that he is swollen
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My 20 yr old gelding has a hard cough and one nostril is running
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horses: two werent very bad but the other one was very swollen.
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