Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: knee deep in spring mud
• Horses: 0
lol : ), that would be 'lymph nodes': simply put....a nodular system through-out most mammals that serves as an infection barometre and antibody delivery operations receptionist/secretary.
Might consider isolating the horse if possible and all that touches him, including YOUR clothing, until the vet gets there to rule in or out a Strangles bout. Strangles can be very quickly contagious and is fluid-borne (snot, drool, snort, cough, ooze: all leave a trail). Better to be inconvenienced a bit and find out it's NOT Strangles, than to hope it's not and find out, too late, that it is.
Definitely sounds like some type of infection, either from a wound or disease...
I hope it clears quickly for the horse and you have no further events with his recovery. Good on you for rescu-ing him, he will pay it back for sure : )
Last edited by foreignmusic; 03-30-2010 at 07:41 AM.