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post #1 of 12 Old 12-13-2010, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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My 2y/o has a bulge in her udder..help!

She's not pregnant.. I repeat NOT pregnant. I noticed today(I just got her a week ago) that there is a bulge in her udder...Help me :( I have no idea what this is or could be. The vet is supposed to be out this month if not then in January. I'll have pictures in a few moments. Any ideas?
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Do you clean it regularly? I clean mine every time I work her. It looks like it could be crud built up and irritating her
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-13-2010, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Do you clean it regularly? I clean mine every time I work her. It looks like it could be crud built up and irritating her
She wont let me get close.. we are slowely making progress but so far I'm not able to actually touch it. There IS built up gunt but its also swollen.
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I am sure it is swollen from irritation. I am guessing a good regular cleaning is in order. You or going to have to be patient and spend time getting her used to being touched there and clean it regularly
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Possibly a sarcoid.
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I've been consistent with desensitizing her to it. It doesnt help that it's winter and my hands are cold.
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Personally, I would get a vet to see her and make sure it is just gunk and not an infection, impaction or like another poster said, sarcoid.
I would certainly not wait until January or even later this month, this needs to be taken care of now. If it is something that is not just gunk, waiting later this month or until January could be bad for your horse.
My question, WHY are you not calling the vet out now? I guess I just don't understand why people wait until the barn or others call the vet even if it is a month or so down the road instead of making a call or trailering the horse to the vet. I realize it is cheaper to split a call between more than one person, and that's fine for something simple like shots or whatever, but not a questionable lump .
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Personally, I would get a vet to see her and make sure it is just gunk and not an infection, impaction or like another poster said, sarcoid.
I would certainly not wait until January or even later this month, this needs to be taken care of now. If it is something that is not just gunk, waiting later this month or until January could be bad for your horse.
My question, WHY are you not calling the vet out now? I guess I just don't understand why people wait until the barn or others call the vet even if it is a month or so down the road instead of making a call or trailering the horse to the vet. I realize it is cheaper to split a call between more than one person, and that's fine for something simple like shots or whatever, but not a questionable lump .
I really don't care about splitting the fee or doing it myself. That's not the issue. I just didn't know what this was so I didn't jump the gun to call the vet if it wasn't needed. I just got this horse a week ago and just noticed it now. I don't know how long it's been there if it just showed up or has been there for the 8 months she's been at the stables. I wanted to get other people opinions before freaking out and calling the vet if it could wait until she came out. I'll set up an appointment now.
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Good, I am glad you were just not wanting to jump the gun.
It is never a bad idea to call a vet out to check something that is questionable. Working for a vet, there are so many times that an animal should have been brought in and didn't happen and an issue that might have been fixable at one point turns into a diaster. My two vets I work for would rather have a client bring in an animal or go on a ranch call and find a minor thing and be able to smail and "laugh" that everything is okay, than wait and have a bad call.
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