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
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
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.