Hi guys, I just wanted to make a community anouncement to gelding owners about their responsibility to clean their boys. Cleaning the sheath & willy is one thing, but you also need to check for a bean. It is a firm build-up of smeg (oily penile secretions) that collect in small 'pockets' around the urethra. The following was removed from a well-cared for gelding that was very healthy - asside from a recent accute inability to pee. He was straining for a full day & not a drop came out. It had the Vet & the owner stumped, but I had a suspiscion as to what caused it... This came out of the 'front' 'pocket', and the vet removed another half the width the next day. I suspect there's still one more in there as there are three 'pockets', but the gelding is now able to pee again. Imagine having a peg on your privates for over 24hours. It variably takes months to build up a small bean, so this has been building for years. Please check you boy, especially if he strains to pee.