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        09-11-2013, 12:10 AM
      #11
    Foal
    Omg! :0 the pictures. That was terrible! Oh I hope he doesn't have that or pigeon fever , wow that's really bad. Mostly the belly button hernias r in foals, so I hope its not those things but whew that was bad
         
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        09-11-2013, 12:11 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Yeah. Foals and Mares.. which was why I asked for clarification.. hmm.. I hope all is well:(
         
        09-11-2013, 12:16 AM
      #13
    Foal
    That's exactly what she believes it is , a hernia. She thinks since he's so fat its putting all that pressure there, yes he's a gelding . And yes it look like a bump or swellewing under his belly button
         
        09-11-2013, 12:17 AM
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    Foal
    Oops acedently reposted that and me too thank you everyone I keep you updated on what the vet says
         
        09-11-2013, 11:08 PM
      #15
    Foal
    So good news, the vet didn't come out, but the owner talked to her on the phone. She said its not pigeon fever there hasn't been any cases near here, and probably not a hernia since it mostly happens in foals. She said its probably where a bug bit him and it created an abbcess and its opened up. So just clean with betadine and put ichamole (spelling) a drawing salve on it.
         
        09-12-2013, 12:23 AM
      #16
    Started
    ...No offense, but I would still have vet actually look at it.
         
        09-12-2013, 01:01 AM
      #17
    Foal
    The owner wanted the vet to come out and since the vet didn't come out and talked to her on the phone. She is sending a culture because she's not sure, but the vet didn't feel it needed to come out
         
        09-12-2013, 01:46 AM
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    Started
    Get a second opinion. The vet said that hernias mostly happen in foals, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be.
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        09-12-2013, 07:56 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I will tell her, but I have no say over it, but thank you , it already seems to be getting better
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