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post #1 of 9 Old 11-16-2008, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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bump on neck?

Today I noticed there were too bumps on Sonny's neck on the bottom side of it. Nothing huge or anything, but I did notice it while I was grooming.
I asked the assistant BO since the real BO was at the Equine Affair this weekend and she thought it was just a bite from a horse or a tick that fell off.

Any ideas, other than that, on what it could be? How long should I wait to see if it goes away (or gets bigger) before calling a vet in....or do you think I'm just being paranoid
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-17-2008, 05:33 AM
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Always good to be paranoid when it comes to horses!!
Is it sore? If it doesn't start going down soon I'd get a vet in soon just in case!

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it's not sore, nor does he mind me touching it and giving it gentle squeezes. It's hard to tell if there is a scab there since he has an extremely heavy winter coat on
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is it warbles? I'd have to see it to tell....

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-17-2008, 09:53 AM
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Lack of proper deep grooming can cause little clogs of dirt to accumulate and look like "bumps".
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Farmpony, it's not something that you can see from looking at it. I couldn't see it, but I could feel it.
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I don't think it is anything to worry about, I think it is just a bite
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-17-2008, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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I did not notice it today while grooming, but I forgot to look for it, but I know if I would have felt it I would have remembered. So hopefully it's gone
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-17-2008, 09:54 PM
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I don't think its anything major. Probably just a bite.

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