Thanks, Littrella! The vet does not to want to biopsy it, and risk making it "angry", and there are major arteries and veins there, plus no loose skin to stitch, so I am going to try the Xxterra, and I will have to try to keep it wrapped, so it does not "eat" any live parts there around his tail, ahem...
Remember I had been saying one of the horses in my pair was not acting right? I found a bump on his tail, just a raised area, not large, that did not seem to bother him when I touched it, so I ignored it.
He had been so bad one evening last week that I just circled back to the barn and unhitched. So the next day, hitching him up single to see if he was different, as I put the crupper on he leapt forward about a foot, as I had brushed that bump and it popped open.
So the vet is coming this morning to remove and test it.
He has been telling me something was wrong, and I have TRIED to listen...he may be a bobtail Arabian after this, lol.
Ouch! Do you think it was just an abscess? Was it better after it popped open?
Thanks, y'all! I am also treating one of the fillies for a corneal ulcer, and trying to get things ready for our friends from Texas stopping on their way to the National Drive, and us to GO to the ND, honestly, I am too paralyzed to do anything. I turned him out. If the Xxterra doesn't work when I get back, I have to put him down, but I figured it was better to wait, than start and then stop for a week.
Here is a picture from yesterday of Gavotte. I am taking her single to the ND. She went last year, I think.
ETA: the picture is not sideways!! That is really how things look here in KY!!
Hiya nancy I hope every thing is ok and I hope your horses are ok to.
I hope the eye problem gets better.
As to the loss of a horse we have them for a long time and they become more than horses in the end.
I hope your well and ok that's all that matters.
I must admit you have answerd a question for me that im siting up right here in england and that the world is round lol judgeing by your picture this side of the pond.
Please keep us in the loop ok on how thing are going ok please thank you.