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Common Problems of the Penis and Sheath

April 2014 by Dr Natasha Hovanessian, BVSc MS, and Michelle Keatley, Veterinary Student, Charles Sturt University

Although not exactly every person’s favourite subject, a gelding or stallion’s penis and sheath are prone to a number of problems. As Dr Natasha Hovanessian from the Canberra Equine Hospital explains, being a very sensitive area of a male horse’s anatomy that allows the elimination of urine from the bladder, any problem can easily become a major complication. Early recognition by horse owners and veterinary intervention are the best way to ensure a successful outcome.

The normal anatomy