So two weeks ago I returned from a week long holiday to find my horse's face swollen. It was really swollen between his eyes and down the left side of his face. No marks of being hit. His nose was runny on the left side, it was kind of a brownish colour, no trouble breathing. His left eye was a little runny too. I board him and he was checked while I was away.
I had a vet out two days later, who said he may have an infection under the skin, was given some antibiotics and bute.
A week later I called and spoke to the vet because his face was still really swollen. The swelling was a bit better and his nose was a little runny and his eye was cleared right up. The vet said to give him another week.
I waited 5 days and asked to have the vet recheck. No more runny nose, but face wasn't improving. The vet's diagnosis was my horse was probably kicked or hit his head really hard and the bone is damaged. The bump on his nose wont get better, but the swelling under his eye is fluid and will go away.
So I went to the barn today (two days later) and the bump on his nose is more of a lump and the hair has moved so you can really see the skin more........ it looks more like an abscess. I tried to post a pic, but it didn't work.
Should I be seeking a second opinion?