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    11-17-2011, 09:26 PM
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So my mare has had these bumps on her back. Almost in the center and maybe 2-4 inches down her side(on both sides). I can touch them all I want and they don't hurt her, and it's not from my saddle, or my pad. They've been there for a year and a half. Is this something I should talk to a vet about?
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    11-17-2011, 11:04 PM
Uh.. Yeah. Defiantly talk to your vet. Sounds a bit like rain rot, but for a year and a half.. I don't think it could last that long. Anyways, get the vet out as soon as possible.
    11-18-2011, 12:00 AM
    11-18-2011, 12:06 AM
That description could be anything... definitely get pictures.. and I wouldn't have waited so long to seek advice about it!
    11-18-2011, 10:28 AM
First welcome to the forum.
Rain rot can last a year but its not likely to be that or it would have progressed and gotten much worse.
Have your vet take a look. That is the easiest way to be sure.
If she isnt sore I don't think it is likely to be rain rot. It could be metabolic or just about anything.
If you do have some pictures of her back you can post them and we may be able to help you figure it out. It would likely be best if you call the vet for a look.
    11-18-2011, 03:48 PM
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    11-18-2011, 03:49 PM
I had asked my instructor about it many times and she said that she's obviously fine and that I should just forget about it
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    11-18-2011, 03:51 PM
My horse has a few bumps on his chest, but they're from this summer when he got bitten to hell and back by flies there. They scabbed over, then harded to bumps even with the ointment I put on them to help them heal. So now they're just bumps on his chest.
    11-18-2011, 07:31 PM
I board my horse with Alexa and I check out the bumps today and there isn't anything that would show up in a picture, when you look under the hair it looks completely normal, The bigger bump feels almost like a pimple or cyst. It is not rain rot and it clearly doesn't bother her as I was poking and proding at it today and she couldn't care less. They are very strange but not quick call out the vet worthy, When the vet comes back out you should just ask her about it, or they have a facebook page where you can post question and Dr.Yank answers them.

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