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    02-10-2013, 08:47 AM
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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    02-10-2013, 10:00 AM
Green Broke
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.
    02-10-2013, 10:17 AM
Green Broke
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.
    02-10-2013, 10:27 AM
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.
    02-11-2013, 12:22 AM
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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