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    03-14-2008, 11:13 AM
Bump on side of neck

I've known for a while that Sonny has a small bump on the neck. I'm sure the vet noticed it when she did the pre-purcahse for he did feel his neck and every other part of his body, but she didn't mention it...so that either could mean she didn't notice it, or it was nothing.
I'm thinking that it's just a vein that is a little enlarged at that spot...for it's not hard like a tumor or anything like that...it's kinda squishy...like pressing on your wrist where you can see all the veins (pressing on the vein).

I'm not entirely worried about it, it's stayed the same size since I went out to see him for the first time, but my barn owner who usually rolls her eyes when I mention that one of her horses got bitten, mentioned it to me. Which for her mentioning something on a horse is usually rare....but then again she still might be a little upset at me for not buying one of her horses (and her and the people I bought the horse from don't particually get along).

Does this sound like something I should be worried about Like I said, it's not growing any, and Sonny is still chubby around the neck, so I guess it could be a a fatty deposit..dogs can get them, so horses can, right?

Should I have my vet come out and look at it?
Also, it's not huge, it's maybe the size of a dime
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    03-14-2008, 08:42 PM
When my girl annie was 3 and she got her shots at the track she had a small allergic reaction to one of the shots so now she has a small bump about the size of a dime from where she was injected with the shot. It could be what happened to your horse or it could be something completely different.

Is he a white horse becasue if it turns hard it could be a malenoma(sp).
    03-14-2008, 09:23 PM
My dogs' vet says that bumps that are hard are usually okay...bumps that are softer and change size/shape should be checked out.
    03-14-2008, 10:56 PM
He's not white...he's bay...he has some white...but none on his neck.

It feels like a vein and that's what I thought it was. It doesn't change shapes nor does it grow or shrink.

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