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    07-24-2012, 12:05 PM
Strange bump on Milo's leg

So Mr. Man has given me something else to scratch my head over. We found this lump last week, I'm keeping an eye on it to see if it gets larger but as for now, it doesn't seem to bother him in the least, no heat, no sensitivity, not lame... perfectly normal fat and happy horse aside from this rock hard lump on the inside of his front right leg. It feels like bone and is affixed as though it is attached to the bone... does anyone have a clue for me before I spend a wad on the vet?
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    07-24-2012, 01:53 PM
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If there is no heat or swelling and it's not changing in size then I would point it out at the next scheduled appointment or make a quick call to them. My horse actually has a knot on his leg that we are going to have removed. I showed it to my vet and she decided we could watch it since it felt like it was not a solid mass and because there was no heat, swelling, or pain. It did grow some over the last year so I am now scheduled to have it removed in Sept. It's going to cost (I love the estimate) $50 - $100 - $2000 depending on if there is joint involvement. I'm guessing around a grand...

Looking at your photos, I don't THINK it's in the right place to be a splint.... I wonder what it is?
    07-24-2012, 10:12 PM
So I did a ton of research, yep... splint. It's in the right spot for one. I'm going take weekly pictures of it to monitor any changes and if I see any at all, you can bet I'm calling the vet out to have him take a look. It's definitely not causing him any discomfort thankfully. He was running around and bucking like a maniac earlier tonight while playing with the other gelding in the pasture, usually if he's in any pain he's in my pocket without fail.
    07-25-2012, 02:22 AM
Might be a bit late but rub some Arnica cream on it
    07-25-2012, 03:28 PM
Looks like a popped splint to me. Sometimes they are cold(not painful) sometimes they are very much so. Rub something on it if it helps but if it isn't inflamed I doubt it will matter. I would keep an eye tho.

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