Originally Posted by Logan
Brought home a new mare on tuesday, she's currently in quarantine. She was exposed to strangles first week of february, had a fever and a small absess that drained. She appeared healthy when we picked her up. Yesterday I was clipping her and noticed she has an absess around the area her submandibular lymph nodes would be. It is rock hard and about the size of an egg. Had a friend here that has seen strangles before, and said it doesn't look like typical strangles onset, that the absess looked old. The mare has a normal temp, absolutely no nasal discharge, great appetite. Seems the lump is tender to touch though. I have called the vet, just waiting for a return call, but wanted some opinions from others that have actually dealt with strangles before.
Has she been seen by a vet since she was first diagnosed? That's the only new one you've found so far?
Because of the exposure I would get it checked or seen by a vet. Having said that tho, I have seen strangles on a few occasions and I have to agree it doesn't sound like a typical break out. My only concern is not every horse will present with the exact same kind of absess. I really think it would be a good idea to get her another full check by a qualified vet to make sure there isn't something else brewing on her.