Large lumps on sheath - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 01-03-2013, 03:36 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,030
• Horses: 0
Sounds like Grey horse Melanoma. Your vet can tell you.

It is one of the hazards of having grey horses (most, not all, grey horses develop them). There have been various treatments.. I recall one years ago that involved tegamet (Cimetidine). The Treatment, as I recall, was effective but very expensive and had to be used for the life of the horse.

I do not know if this is still a therapy used.

Have your vet check him and go from there. Meanwhile, keep your eye on the lumps to see if they change. If they can be seen from outside, take photos. Mark the margins of the lump with a magic marker and use something for scale (like a dime or a penny) next to the lump when you take the photo. It will help you monitor the lumps.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 02:52 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,273
• Horses: 0
squamous cell , will look like cottage cheese when you clean his sheath. It is not a nice disease. My very first horse had to be euthed because of this, many years ago.
My Vets have me just leave the melanomas alone. Do not pick at them..
If they are in his sheath, so long as he can extend to urinate he will be okay, same for the tumors on the rectum, you just have to watch them to make sure they have not grown and are obstructing things.
stevenson is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida, the sunshine state.
Posts: 126
• Horses: 1
Thank you all so much, this is the best advice I could have recieved! I definitely have some peace of mind now that I have learned a little more about this issue. Blue has an appointment on the 24th of this month, I will keep everyone posted.

Many thanks,
Ashley
Posted via Mobile Device
Beatrice9 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



« Itch | Wolf Teeth »
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SMB II - size large & x- large love2event Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 07-29-2012 03:35 PM
Urgent- Large Lumps on Horse gothicangel69 Horse Health 5 09-04-2011 12:48 PM
Two lumps beauforever23 Horse Health 10 11-29-2010 03:49 PM
Lumps AftonPhenomenon Horse Health 4 12-30-2008 11:49 PM
BE GENTLE! Large lady on Large horse Moxie Horse Riding Critique 40 08-16-2008 06:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome