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post #1 of 5 Old 05-25-2010, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Odd swelling

My 7 year old gelding has a odd swelling on his shoulder.

I was out riding one day, then the next day i came out and he has a huge swelled up spot on his shoulder, towards the front/top of it.

It is about the size of a large dinner plate, its rock hard, no heat in it at all and my gelding could care less if i push on it or poke at it.

When i first saw it i thought it was a kick but there is no mark or any discolored skin or anything and it doesnt hurt him. The first 3 days i cold soaked it 2x daily for 15 mins at a time and saw a tiny bit of improvement but that was it so i stopped since the swelling itself wasnt hot/warm

It has been 5 days and there has been little improvement. I have a call into my vet to see what he says but i wanted to see what you guys thought.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-26-2010, 01:25 AM
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Does it look like this?

Odd swelling...Please help!

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Hopes and good feelings going your way that it's not as serious as the board linked here *snug*

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aforred its exactly like that!
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-26-2010, 09:58 AM
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Honestly, the picture in the other thread looks like a bug bite to me. My mare gets them and is a touch uncomfortable poking and prodding, but fine in general. I would try really warm water, maybe a soaking rag and pressing it over the area. If it IS a bug bite, it will draw the poison out. If it's not a bug bite, it will soothe and promote circulation.

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