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post #1 of 6 Old 05-30-2009, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bump on her tail - should I worry?

While brushing out my mare, Magic, today, I discovered an odd lump on her tail. It doesn't seem to bother her any, even if I push on it, and it's a solid mass, not squishy or anything. I took some pictures on my cell phone... sorry if it's a little hard to see.



Does anyone have any idea what it might be? I've never noticed it before, but it may have still been there awhile, because I almost didn't notice it today. Does it seem like something the vet should look at?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-30-2009, 02:08 PM
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You could always call and talk to the vet. See if he/she feels it's something worth looking at. Besides, calling is always free. =]

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Normally, that'd be the first thing I do when I'm not sure... but our vet isn't in the office until Monday, and I don't think it quite warrants calling his private cell phone. ^_^; The other horse vet is usually in, but I won't deal with him unless it's an absolute emergency and ours can't be reached.
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Makes sense. I think it's safe to wait until your normal vet is in, especially since he knows your horse already. I'm curious about what it is...

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At first, I actually thought her tail was broken, and it was the bone jutting out, but that was mostly just a panicked reaction. o_o But it sorta reminds me of a wart... the way it's sorta flaky and looks like it pushed up from under her skin. But it's big, about two fingers across.
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Yeah, I'd probably think that too. One never thinks rationally when something like that comes up. =] It sounds kind of icky, lol. I wish I had some experience but my mare's only tail problem is she has a bald spot, and the skin is super flaky. So I'm useless.

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