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    06-08-2013, 03:23 PM
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Foal
Hard Lump in between horse eyes

Hi everyone,

I have noticed two hard lumps in between my horses eyes lately. It looks like you cut a golf ball in half & placed them under the skin in between his eyes. I had the vet come take a look and she did X-rays and she seems to think that it is a benign tumor that is growing outwards from his skull. I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to their horse and if there are any other opinions? I have done some research online and I have read that this is where the skull meets together & if a horse hits it hard enough it will cause a suture and can take months to go away. I am really hoping that its not a tumor and he will not require surgery to have it removed. He just turned 7 years old. Can anyone help all opinions are welcomed. I am getting a second opinion of the x-rays on Monday. I have attached the pictures that I have. Sorry if they are not the best.

Thanks again,
Brandon
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    06-08-2013, 03:38 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Hopefully is it easy to remove and heals quickly.
     
    06-08-2013, 04:01 PM
  #3
Started
The line where skull bones meet is called a suture. If any bone gets hit hard enough to damage the outer tissue of the bone, it will remodel, causing bumps. The ones I've gotten over the years never went away, although they were not on my head. Did this horse suffer any facial trauma?

I'd be interested in hearing the outcome of this case.

ETA: Welcome to the forum. I hope you get to visit under better circumstances.
     
    06-08-2013, 04:10 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by aforred    
The line where skull bones meet is called a suture. If any bone gets hit hard enough to damage the outer tissue of the bone, it will remodel, causing bumps. The ones I've gotten over the years never went away, although they were not on my head. Did this horse suffer any facial trauma?

I'd be interested in hearing the outcome of this case.

ETA: Welcome to the forum. I hope you get to visit under better circumstances.

Thank you! From what I can tell he doesn't seem to have been through any trauma. It doesn't cause him any pain when you push on it. He is quite clumsy so I wouldn't put it past him to maybe have hit it on something but it wasn't swollen any before. My vet is sending the x-rays along with the pictures to Virginia Tech for a second opinion on Monday so I am nervously waiting this weekend for hopefully better results.
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    06-08-2013, 04:13 PM
  #5
Started
I'll keep my fingers crossed. Let us know what they say.
     
    06-09-2013, 08:00 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Could have something in there, bone chips, wood, that is abscessing maybe?

Going to have to do more tests.
     
    06-09-2013, 12:00 PM
  #7
Yearling
I saw a horse who was kicked in the face and had a huge skull deformity. It was an old injury once it was found (horses were tossed out for 6 months with no care other than then switching out the round bales). The vet did X-rays and decided she had been kicked but was fully functional for her job as a polo ponie.

She looked weird and it was a lot worse than the OPs horse appeared. Hoping the best for her pony!
     
    06-09-2013, 12:18 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by Copperhead    
I saw a horse who was kicked in the face and had a huge skull deformity. It was an old injury once it was found (horses were tossed out for 6 months with no care other than then switching out the round bales). The vet did X-rays and decided she had been kicked but was fully functional for her job as a polo ponie.

She looked weird and it was a lot worse than the OPs horse appeared. Hoping the best for her pony!
Thank you! I hope that's sortive what this is and nothing cancerous. Hopefully Monday I will find out more.
     
    06-11-2013, 08:13 PM
  #9
Foal
So I just heard from the Vet. She said the second opinion from Virginia Tech came back and they feel it is benign and could have came from an old injury or a simple sneeze. The bumps may not go away but at least he will not need any surgery! They said its a very rare case because of his age and normally they see it in younger horses. I'm so relieved!!
     
    06-11-2013, 08:21 PM
  #10
Green Broke
A friend of mines horse got kicked in the head and had a huge bump in the middle of his forehead and he still has it. It will never go away.
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