Hi all! In the past few days my gelding has developed a weird wart / lump on his sheath that grew really quickly. I had the vet come out today and take a look and she wasn't too thrilled about the color of it, because it is so dark an different from his normal skin tone.
We're going to watch it for a week and them remove it to do tests and see what is going on. It's hard trying to decide what to do because if its a sarcoid I don't want to make it come back "with a vengeance" and pop up all over the place but if its a melanoma or something icky I don't want it to sit on him and I really want to have the tests run to see what it is.
So I figured I'd like to play it safe and have it removed / tested next week. Giving it that time so she can come back with help and the right equipment and to see if it shrinks or starts to resolve itself on its own.
So that's the game plan but I love having as many opinions as possible so what do you think? Right thing to do? What's it look like to you? Any ideas?
I'm nervous it's a melanoma or something because I heard they are more serious when they pop up on non-grey horses. It's "out of the way" and doesn't interfere with tack and isn't causing him any pain. He let us man-handle him and was such a good boy. It is attracting lots of gnats though which is gross and I feel so bad for him. Anything that "could be" cancerous I want OFF my pretty boy!
She said it wasn't deep and was just on his skin so it will be really easy to remove. I guess we'll see! Any thoughts?