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post #1 of 14 Old 02-17-2009, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation large bulge near abdamin! HELP!!!

My 28 yr. old arab/quarter horse gelding seems to
have a larger bulge are his abdomin area. It has become a little bit tender but he still is walking
fine. He is starting to eat slowly- so we considered he might have a hernia- but it feels like muscle.
I am very worried about my boy, do you have any suggesttions to what it might be?

Please help me
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-17-2009, 01:28 PM
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Contact your vet ASAP. If it is a hernia, the bowel could strangulate resulting in emergency surgery - or worse.
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-17-2009, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thank you, the vet is going up tomorrow so I hope he will be alright...

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post #4 of 14 Old 02-17-2009, 05:15 PM
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Is he a gray? Grays get chronic cancer in the form of what you have just described

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post #5 of 14 Old 02-17-2009, 05:21 PM
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yea your vet is your best option! let us know how it goes
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post #6 of 14 Old 02-17-2009, 08:01 PM
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I found a large bulge on T's abdomen once. Called my vet and after describing it and her behavior, he told me it sounded liked a pulled ab muscle. Hot packed it 2 x's a day for 3 to 4 days and was all better. Hope yours isn't serious , keep us posted please and good luck!
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post #7 of 14 Old 02-19-2009, 03:42 PM
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Okay thank you, the vet is going up tomorrow so I hope he will be alright...

Update?
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post #8 of 14 Old 03-08-2009, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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the vet came and checked my boy, and he is fine! I am overjoyed!!!
it was a mild case of heart falure- but almost all old horses get it. He still has a long life to live- yay! Oh and thanks everyone!

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post #9 of 14 Old 03-08-2009, 11:09 PM
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scary. :(

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post #10 of 14 Old 03-09-2009, 09:28 AM
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Did the vet explain how a heart problem could result in an abdominal bulge?
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