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  • Lump under snake bite
  • What if snake bite swelling doesnt go down?

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    07-21-2009, 08:17 PM
snake bite

My 12 yr old arabian gelding had gotten bit by a snake(not a poisonious one a chicken snake or a rat snake)and he healed and is being fine but the swelling wont go down,is there anything I can give him to make the swelling go down?the snake bite is on his throat right next to the jugular witch got me worried,its not affecting him any its just a bit annoying having the lump on his throat.any help would be great.
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    07-21-2009, 08:49 PM
It's strange that the lump won't go down if it's non-poisonous. I know in your other post you were having your vet come out you said, being on the throat, it could inhibit breathing.

When is your vet scheduled out? Maybe call and ask? LoL, my vet is always happy to answer my endless questions.

Is the lump getting any bigger, or staying the same size?
    07-21-2009, 10:36 PM
Its staying the same size,we don't have any posionus snakes in the valley were I live,the only thing its doing right now is getting on my nerves,my horse doesnt seem concerned though.
    07-21-2009, 11:48 PM
Yeah, I would definitely call the vet and ask, since it's not a poisonous bite. It's good that it's staying the same size, though. Maybe it has developed a cyst or infection?
    07-22-2009, 01:17 PM
I don't know it doesnt look infected really,there are scabs on the bite marks and it looks to be healing,ill get the vet to lok at it.
    07-22-2009, 10:35 PM
It could be abcessed and will need to be drained. Call your vet and see if they can take care of it.

Glad that the snake was not poisonous.

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