Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Swollen Lymph Nodes, Help??
Ok, I bought this horse for my daughter. I was told that what you see in the photos below was from him having strangles as a baby. I didn't question it at the time. But, was told that they could be drained but do not bother him. (Ok, it won't let me load the photos, I have tried several different times. I am going to try & add them to my album & see what happens.
I rode him multiple times & he was totally awesome. We got him July 1st. Recently, every time I ask him for more than a walk, he pins his ears and rolls his neck, as if he is going to buck me. At first I'm like, ok, I'll play your game you little brat. But, then I realized that he seemed to be in actual PAIN, he wasn't being a JERK he was trying to tell me something.
I got his feet done. Legs checked. Back cracked. His teeth done.
He continued. I'm like wtf? Well, the third time he started his crap, he made a noise deep in his throat like a chuffing noise. Like he wanted to sneeze or cough, but didn't. And that's when it snapped in my head that I was a complete idiot & had been taking people's word for the fact that his swollen nodes didn't bother him.
I'm not saying they DO, but I'm thinking that that might be the problem. I suspect that when he starts to pick up the pace, it becomes harder for him to breathe. This is only a guess.
Anyhow, I'm looking for a vet in my area, because mine will NOT return my calls. I have been calling him since last Friday and haven't gotten a call-back.I don't want to screw around & keep this boy uncomfortable.
So, anyhow, any advice and/or a lead or two in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
I'm in Carleton, Mi.
I'm going to try calling other vets tomorrow, at this point, I just want to get him seen, but if anyone has a recommendation, I'd love to hear it. Also, if anyone is familiar with what is going on here, please, please, tell me all about it!!!
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
Last edited by Dusty1228; 08-16-2013 at 03:37 AM.
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