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post #1 of 3 Old 12-25-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Small, Red Bump On Horse Leg

First off, hi! I'm new to the forum, and wanted to give a quick introduction! My name is Visualize, but feel free to call me by any of my other designations - Impede, Brooke, and any variation in between.

Now on to why I'm posting...

There has been a small, red bump on my horse's leg for some time now - I've been aware of it since the spring of this year. It's roughly the size of an eraser on a number two pencil, and has never changed in shape or grown in any manner. It occasionally gets a slightly scabby covering over it, but that always peels back off. It is a bright red, but never seems to be of any discomfort to my mare when I touch or mess with it. I've put topical antibiotics on it, but have never seen any progress. It doesn't impair my horse, so I've really left it alone for the most part. My farrier, who actually is this horse's previous owner, says he thinks it is a horsefly bite, but I asked him right after I noticed it, and it hasn't gone down. A few other people have pretty much said it was nothing to be concerned about, but for me, that's practically an impossible thing to do. I managed not to worry while keeping an eye on it over the months, but I'm still curious as to what this bump is! All I can come up with is that it's a sarcoid, but even then I'm not sure, seeing as every time I see an image of one, they mostly all look way more serious and extensive that this one on my horse.

If anyone has any input, I'd love to hear it!
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-26-2013, 12:10 AM
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Looks like a sarcoid.

You can get the vet to remove it and do anti tumor shots. Don't wait until it gets too big and it's an extensive surgery!!
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-26-2013, 01:40 AM
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I too think sarcoid. It's small enough that you could treat it with xterra for about a week and it would be gone- if it is a sarcoid. You get the gel-like ointment through your vet.

I second anebels post about not waiting for it to grow- have a nice long story about one from this past year that did that.
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