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    05-28-2010, 11:14 AM
Question Any help would be appreciated!!!

I have a 9 month old rescue colt, he was almost died when we got him 2 months ago. He had like loose looking skin in between his front legs, that I thought was just skin he was going to 'grow' into but yesterday I noticed that the loose skin has gotten bigger and is hard now. It is long and oval shaped hangging right between his front legs, he also has one eye that has a foggy/cloudy swirls in it. I looked up cateracts but it doesn't look like them. Ever since we have had him we have been feeding grain and rice brand to pick up his weight plus we give him vitaims. We have also notice he drinks alot of water and urinates often. If anyone has any suggestions on the lump, eye, or drinking alot I would really appreciate it....Thanks!!!
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    05-28-2010, 12:00 PM
Green Broke
What has your vet had to say about his condition(s)? If the answer to that is that the vet has not been consulted, that needs to happen yesterday.
    05-28-2010, 01:25 PM
The vet I took him to I'm thinking is pretty clueless when it comes to horses. I can't find a good one around where I live. He didn't do any test just said it looked like a hemotogan (don't know how to spell it). That it should go away in a week or two. He didn't know about the eyes and said that he was probably dehidrated, that's why he was drinking so much water. The horse acts fine, it doesn't seem to be effecting him at all with anything. He still eats good and it doesnt hurt him if you touch or rub on the lump.
    05-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Keep looking for a vet!
    05-28-2010, 01:34 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Keep looking for a vet!
Agreed, find another vet. You can't always do a lot about a hematoma other than keep icing/hosing it, but if it's been there since you got him and grown I'd be concerned that there is something else going on. The "swirls" in his eyes could be any number of things from infection that needs treated, a cut or scrape, or uveitis (moon eye) which is a degenerative disorder, any of which should be being under qualified vet observation. Although he's seeming far too young, excessive drinking and urination is also a prime symptom of cushings. Sounds like this boy needs more care than just general feeding - get in another vet! If you let us know where you are located, we probably have a member on here in your area that can suggest one, otherwise we can help you find one.
    05-28-2010, 02:23 PM
Green Broke
As said above, the only answer is to get another vet - there are a lot of things that could be going on with this horse, but only the vet can determine which of those thigns IS going on and determine the treatment options. As Indy suggested, providing a location will help other members who might be able to recommend a vet for you.
    05-28-2010, 03:28 PM
Thank you for all the info...I am located in west central louisiana near toledo bend. If anyone knows of a good vet please let me know..
    05-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Green Broke
Well, I'm not located anywhere near you, but just on a quick google search of your area, I have found the following:

Dr Bob Allardyce in Many, LA
Home | Sabine Veterinary Hospital - Bob Allardyce, D.V.M. - Providing animal healthcare to Many, Louisiana, Sabine Parish, Toledo Bend and surrounding areas since 1975
(318) 256-9282

Kleinpeter Equine Veterinary Services Prarieville, LA
Kleinpeter DVM
(225) 744-4671

Abdalla, G J DVM
Beauregard Veterinary Clinic Incorporated
Deridder, LA
(337) 463-2001
    05-28-2010, 07:27 PM
Thank you very much, I didn't know there was one in Deridder. The sabine one is where I took him to. Thanks again

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