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    09-20-2010, 05:15 AM
  #1
Yearling
Strange lump under his belly?

Hi everyone,
I was grooming over Pumpkin tonight and have come across a strange lump roughly 15cm from his sheath. It is not a growth on the outside from what I can gather, but from under his skin. It isn't very big either. I don't have any decent pictures now as it is to dark, but I will defienatly get some tomorrow. I'll be keeping an eye out for any changes or more coming up in the near future. Do you have any ideas as to what it could be?

Thanks to you all in advance =)
     
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    09-20-2010, 07:07 AM
  #2
Green Broke
I have a few ideas; see all these vet clinic's I have attended did come in use for something.

1. Skin tumor - An extreme of what it may be, although I am sure it will turn out to be nothing and willl dissapear after time.

2. Fat Lump - Since I've seen Pumpkin and know his weight area (even though you are doing a *very* good job to work it off him this could be a possibility. But from what I understand this would take some time to form and would be noticed before now.

3. Lipomas - I don't honestly know much about these; but heres a link explaining them a fair bit.

Pedunculated lipomas in horses
     
    09-20-2010, 07:17 AM
  #3
Banned
You do not mention if the lump is soft or hard or how large the lump is.


Hernias are pretty common in that area. Or it could be umbilical scaring.
     
    09-20-2010, 07:35 AM
  #4
Yearling
It is approx the size of my pinky nail... if that helps lol.
It is soft as well. Sorry for not mentioning it earlier ;) It doesn't bother him when I squeeze it or anything either. Thanks everyone. Pictures will be coming tomorrow
     
    09-20-2010, 07:53 AM
  #5
Yearling
Sorry for the double post but I quickly went out and took some photos.. They are very bad quality but I have circled the lump thing in red. Thanks to you both for replying =)
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    09-20-2010, 09:48 AM
  #6
Banned
That is where his umbilical cord was.

It sounds like, as I mentioned above, a small hernia or just a small spot of scaring. Have the vet look at it next time they are out for routine shots.
     
    09-20-2010, 09:58 AM
  #7
Green Broke
That's where the umbilical cord was.
     
    09-20-2010, 10:18 AM
  #8
Green Broke
It's just his belly button
     
    09-20-2010, 10:26 AM
  #9
Green Broke
As said above; it looks to be just his belly button (:
     
    09-20-2010, 07:07 PM
  #10
Yearling
Awesome. Thanks everyone =)
     

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