Originally Posted by farmpony84
They did drug, that was only $14 I think.
I would assume that it is not cancer because I would have thought the blood test would have caught that....
That's very cheap sedation. I charge $45 to sedate a dog and there is very little mark up on the cost of the drugs with that charge. Also, OH how I wish a blood test would catch cancer. Think about it, it doesn't work this way in humans (I'm sure we have all had close friends or relatives with cancer and know how a diagnosis is never as easy as one blood test), so why would it work this way in animals? It can point to an organ dysfunction or problem with blood counts, but except for 1 or 2 types of blood cancers (leukemia, multiplemyeoloma), a blood test will not diagnose cancer.
Very interested to hear results of x-rays though. I would think a broken jaw would be a very obvious diagnosis, as it is in cats and dogs. In a small animal there is no way he would have gone on for months and months without it being a problem with inability to eat/weight loss, etc. But horses are not at all like cats and dogs in lots of ways so I can't wait to see what they find! I think Cherie's idea of melanoma is a very valid point!