Lump on my Mare's Stomach?!?

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  • Lump under stomach on a horse

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    01-01-2012, 09:22 PM
Lump on my Mare's Stomach?!?

Hello! :)
I have a 14 year old, American Quarter horse. Recently I noticed a medium sized lump on her belly. It is right under her, about in the center of her stomach. I went to go touch it and it was quiet hard, not to squishy. I have no clue what this could be. Could it be a hematoma, or a tumor? If it doesn't go down in a few days, we might call a vet out.
But if you might know what it is, Thank you so much.
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    01-01-2012, 09:23 PM
    01-01-2012, 09:29 PM
I will take a picture of it in the morning to post on here. It would probably help!:)
    01-01-2012, 09:49 PM
Green Broke
Could it be a reaction to a bug bite? Maybe a hernia?
    01-01-2012, 10:39 PM
Our Quarab mare has very sensitive skin... She had a similar lump on her stomach, around an inch and a half in diameter. It went away in around a week. It was in the heat of summer, so we assume it was a reaction to an insect bite. It really just depends on the individual situation... Definitely monitor for sensitivity, increase in size, etc... and call the Vet out if it does not improve or worsens in a few days.
    01-01-2012, 10:41 PM
I'm also not sure about hernias... Maybe someone on here will have more info about them. I have only seen one example, and it was a mare who had recently foaled.
    01-01-2012, 10:47 PM
Green Broke
The reason I suggested the hernia was because or Arab/QH has one since we got him when he was three. The vet said that as long as it doesn't seem to bother him or get bigger, we should let him be. It's about the same size as what the OP stated but may be farther back than that.
    01-01-2012, 11:17 PM
Thank You so much everyone for the helpful advice on what it may be. I will monitor the lump to see if it increases or decreases in size. It might be just an insect bite. Hopefully that is just what it is.
    01-02-2012, 01:09 AM
Green Broke
Flicks recently had one, was an abscess that developed from a little injury that closed over. I'd clip and scrub it to make sure.
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