Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Question about redness in nostril
I will have had my gelding a year in July. I see him every day, twice a day. So I know every spot, bump, and lump that this horse has on his body!
I tend to be a little paranoid with him and have had the vet out a couple times for things that were otherwise a bit silly.
So when I noticed this weird shaped redness that suddenly appeared in his nose, I began to worry. I asked a couple trainers around my facility what they thought it was. Everyone said it looked like a sunburn. He's not sensitive to touch it, it's not raised, or hot to the touch... and i'm a medical professional so i'd like to think I know what a sunburn looks like, but this has been here now for a couple weeks and i'm a little worried. I've got it in my head that it might be cancer, but I have no idea if that's even possible.
What do you folks think?
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