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    03-10-2012, 09:57 PM
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Yearling
bump on his head

Muss has had this bump on his face for about 1month and a half - 2 month now. Im pretty sure this horse kicked him in the head but I wasnt there, one day it wasnt there, the next I came out and he had cuts and sores and bites all over him and a bump on his head. It hurt a little to touch at frst but now it doesnt hurt at all when you push on it but it doesnt seem to be getting any smaller and I'm worried coz a friend said it may have been chipped and that it might always be there.. I will try anf get photos this afternoon but any tips on how to get ride of it.
     
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    03-11-2012, 12:32 PM
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I have one just like him. [His barn name is 'Knot-head' -- I know -- not real flattering.]

Since he was a really nice AQHA 3 year old gelding, I let the Vet look at him when he was here. Since it was hard as a rock as soon as the soft swelling went down, I did not think there was anything we could do. Vet said it was just THERE and might get smaller with time. He did not want to do anything because he said intervention would probably make it worse. It has gone down quite a bit in the last two years. Instead of going on the 'sales list', he just went to the trail string.
     
    03-11-2012, 12:59 PM
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Head injuries should always be investigated and treated as potentially serio

Any injury that's been present with no improvement for nearly 2 months and you're best advised to get your vet to take a look at the horse rather than folks on a forum looking at a photo and guessing
     
    03-11-2012, 01:32 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by hoopla    
Head injuries should always be investigated and treated as potentially serio

Any injury that's been present with no improvement for nearly 2 months and you're best advised to get your vet to take a look at the horse rather than folks on a forum looking at a photo and guessing
Agreed. A vets visit would seem to be the best course of action. Better to be safe than sorry.
     
    03-12-2012, 09:20 AM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by hoopla    
Head injuries should always be investigated and treated as potentially serio

Any injury that's been present with no improvement for nearly 2 months and you're best advised to get your vet to take a look at the horse rather than folks on a forum looking at a photo and guessing

I don't have the money for just a 'bump to the head'. I'm 17, I casual and I'm lucky to get more then 10 hours a week with 12 dollars an hour. Yes I have money put away for if something bad happened to him, such as like the time he went through three fences. But at this current stage of time I just found out from his old owners he's never had any injections for strangles or any immunisations so atm my top priority is to put my whole week this week and last weeks salary towards getting him immunised. In the ideal world I would take him, but its a bump to the head and everyone that has seen it, if they though it was life threatning would have told me to get the vet out. When I get the vet out for him next, I will ask. I'm just asking if anyone knows any ideas how to get rid of the swelling. Muss is happy, in no pain.
     
    03-12-2012, 10:32 AM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Tayz    
I don't have the money for just a 'bump to the head'. I'm 17, I casual and I'm lucky to get more then 10 hours a week with 12 dollars an hour. Yes I have money put away for if something bad happened to him, such as like the time he went through three fences. But at this current stage of time I just found out from his old owners he's never had any injections for strangles or any immunisations so atm my top priority is to put my whole week this week and last weeks salary towards getting him immunised. In the ideal world I would take him, but its a bump to the head and everyone that has seen it, if they though it was life threatning would have told me to get the vet out. When I get the vet out for him next, I will ask. I'm just asking if anyone knows any ideas how to get rid of the swelling. Muss is happy, in no pain.
When it happened, it wasn't just "a bump to the head" - it was, in your words, "cuts and sores and bites" all over him AND a bump on his head. Is this around the same time as his other injuries? Correct me if I'm wrong, but he is the horse who recently suffered serious injuries due to a fence incident, isn't he?
     
    03-14-2012, 07:04 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
When it happened, it wasn't just "a bump to the head" - it was, in your words, "cuts and sores and bites" all over him AND a bump on his head. Is this around the same time as his other injuries? Correct me if I'm wrong, but he is the horse who recently suffered serious injuries due to a fence incident, isn't he?
Yes, he has recently healed fully from the serious fence incident. These bites scratches and the bump was from a horse in the herd he got put in and by the time I actually saw him with it it was a few days old because I couldnt get near him as this horse in the herd was very agressive if my horse tried to approach me. Most of the bite marks were new im pretty sure or a day or two old at the most but now they have fully healed.
     

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