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    01-25-2009, 03:31 PM
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Foal
Help with bump on horses back

Can anyone help identify the bump on the back of a terrific 12 year old TN walker? If I did this right there should be two attached pictures. Thanks in advance.
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    01-25-2009, 04:04 PM
  #2
Yearling
Well, it's a lump of some kind--could be trauma, could be parasitic, could be a tumor. Without seeing more than a bump under some hair it's impossible to give you any more information than that. If it were in a particular location or found in certain circumstances someone might be able to lean more towards one possibility or the other but still we aren't vets and can't get our hands on the animal.

If it's new and/or painful, changing shape/size/texture then you should have your vet take a look at it.
     
    01-25-2009, 10:07 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Is it soft or hard? I'd definitely have a vet check it out...Sandie had a soft lump on her side recently and had to have it removed by the vet, then sent to the lab. It turned out, thankfully, to just be a hyper sensitive reaction to a bug bite - but the vet was talking things like cancer or fatty tumors and that's why she wanted to check it out.

So it could be nothing more than a reaction to an insect bite (yes, even this time of year...I live in Ohio where all the bugs have been dead since October, yet Sandie still manages to meet up with possibly the ONLY living spider around and have a reaction to it!!). But it's better safe than sorry with these things, so I'd call the vet to see what he/she thinks.
     

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