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post #1 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Question Lump around the injection area

My horse got injected in the bum around a month ago. Now there's quite a large (but not high) lump forming around it. I'm massaging anti inflammatory cream on it. Is there anything else I should do?
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 AM
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What did she get shot for? And who did it?

You need to call vet out on this I think, as could be something that can eat tissue, cause major problems.

But don't wait.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 09:17 AM
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Sometimes happens as the needle can drag bacteria from the skin into the muscle. Massaging it can be helpful to bring it to a head (if it is going to abscess). This can get serious.. usually it does not.. but give your vet a call and ask. It has been quite awhile since the injection so that is a bit more concerning.

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post #4 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 09:27 AM
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If your anti inflammatory cream contains prednisone or cortisone stop using it as it thins the skin. Instead try Absorbine horse liniment. Dilute with a little water, wet your hand in and rub. Keep wetting your hand. The friction will generate lots of heat.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 11:22 PM
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Yes might be an abscess forming at the injection site. It will need veterinary attention if that's what it is
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