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post #1 of 10 Old 07-30-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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hard lump 5inchs above her bellybutten

my horse has a hard lump about 5 inches from her belly butten she dose not act in pain and is eating well. And it does not seem to bother her when you push on it.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-30-2011, 08:00 PM
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Please have your vet check her for an abdominal hernia. It is a gap in the abdominal wall that can allow a loop of bowel to push through. If this happens that loop can become "strangled" which can be very bad.

I am not saying that is what she has....it could be simple edema......but have it checked out.
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but it is above her belly button thought towards her head.
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Please listen to the above advise and have a vet see your horse.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-30-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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can't see a vet till monday today is saturday what should we do till then ?
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It isn't something that you have to jump right on. I wouldn't put much work on the horse until she is cleared. It isn't that uncommon in horses. . It can often be surgically repaired as well.
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Here is a link to photos of equine hernias

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-30-2011, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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It is getting bigger is it still a hernia?
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-30-2011, 09:29 PM
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A quick google search found an article that might help.

The Horse | Umbilical Hernia

Again, I am not saying that this is definitely what your horse has.....just a possibility.
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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thank you for your help
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 04:25 PM
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It looks more like a hernia than an Edina. ESP if it's gaining size. You should not work this horse until it is seen by a vet.
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