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    02-17-2009, 02:11 PM
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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    02-17-2009, 02:28 PM
Contact your vet ASAP. If it is a hernia, the bowel could strangulate resulting in emergency surgery - or worse.
    02-17-2009, 02:32 PM
Okay thank you, the vet is going up tomorrow so I hope he will be alright...
    02-17-2009, 06:15 PM
Green Broke
Is he a gray? Grays get chronic cancer in the form of what you have just described
    02-17-2009, 06:21 PM
Yea your vet is your best option! Let us know how it goes
    02-17-2009, 09:01 PM
Green Broke
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!
    02-19-2009, 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by horsecrazycool    
Okay thank you, the vet is going up tomorrow so I hope he will be alright...

    03-08-2009, 11:50 PM
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!
    03-09-2009, 12:09 AM
Scary. :(
    03-09-2009, 10:28 AM
Did the vet explain how a heart problem could result in an abdominal bulge?

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