Join Date: Sep 2011
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Might be an abscess, like a big pimple that doesn't hurt. My mare had one one just past her girth area, I could poke it and she didn't mind. Vet stuck a big needle in it and squeezed, pus ran out. So we lanced it, kept iodine/Underwoods and fly stuff on it and it healed right up. It could also be a fat deposit, when you stick the needle in it nothing will come out. I too would get a vet out because that's REALLY big. Probably more complicated since there will be a bunch of baggy stretched hide to keep bacteria free. He may even have you flush it with a syringe twice a day or even put him on antibiotics...
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