Lump under the jaw. - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Sadie00994
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-21-2012, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ridgeway On
Posts: 20
• Horses: 1
Lump under the jaw.

My 5 year old thoroughbred mare has a lump about the size of a big grape right near her right mandible, under the jaw, very close to the gland. It is semi-hard, free floating it seems, and she gets annoyed when I poke at it. I don't see how she could have contracted strangles since she never leaves the barn, but who knows. Are there any other suggestions for what it may be? She coughed a little while riding her today, but she never coughs in the stall or outside, she's eating, drinking, and being a pain in the butt just as usual.
Sadie00994 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-21-2012, 12:32 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,329
• Horses: 3
Could be a swelling due to allergies. My TB gelding gets the same thing, and it's definitely not strangles.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-21-2012, 01:07 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,289
• Horses: 0
if it turns hard it could be a sign of a broken jaw. my gelding has a hard lump but supposedly they start out loose and free moving until the jaw starts to heal... i doubt it could be this in your case but it never hurts to double check and make sure there are no mouth issues :/
kait18 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-21-2012, 01:14 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,384
• Horses: 0
Horses can get 'goiter' which produces a lump in the area where the underside of the horse (jaw) meets the underside of the neck. It too has a semi hard feel to it and unless it is a severe case the lump will grow and shrink in response to the iodine the horse is getting. All most horses need is access to an iodized salt block (blue coloured where I come from) and they are fine. I have a mare with that problem and I also keep a little chunk of salt block in her stall oat bin so she takes in a few licks each day when she eats her oats.
Chevaux is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-24-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ridgeway On
Posts: 20
• Horses: 1
The "goiter" idea sounds plausible. I keep a salt lick with every one of my horses but with her I always forget to grab one. I also thought maybe a grass gland. I've been putting ichthammol on it and it has stopped getting bigger. Thanks for all the input!
Chevaux likes this.
Sadie00994 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lump on leg?!! Sarahandlola Horse Health 10 05-13-2011 02:39 PM
Lump on leg horsechick_88 Horse Health 9 08-16-2010 08:32 PM
lump jimmy Horse Health 2 12-25-2009 11:38 AM
Lump? White Foot Horse Health 8 06-05-2009 02:42 PM
my lump, what do you think? horseywanderer Horse Riding Critique 6 05-17-2007 11:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome