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        06-18-2009, 08:12 PM
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    Foal
    Exclamation what do you think??

    I noticed yesterday that my filly had a little swelling in her chest area. I went to check on her today and the swelling has INCREASED 3 times the size and looks like a fluid build up. She is not eating much today and it seems painful. Has anyone had this problem I am going to have a vet out soon to look it over im just wondering if anyone had a problem like this or maybe even know what could it be??? /rr313/paintedcolor/red043.jpg[/IMG]edcolor/red047.jpg[/IMG]dcolor/red036.jpg[/IMG]
         
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        06-18-2009, 08:51 PM
      #2
    Foal
    You need to get a vet out immediatly.
         
        06-18-2009, 09:17 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Any idea of what it could be?? Here are some more pics please help!!







         
        06-18-2009, 09:52 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    WOW, you really need to get a vet out. And ASAP!
    I've never seen anything like that before.
         
        06-18-2009, 10:24 PM
      #5
    Started
    Wow, is all I have to say. Sorry, that is a definitely EMERGENCY vet call.
         
        06-18-2009, 10:32 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Call the vet if you haven't already. I don't know how old that filly is, but I can tell you that before I bought my old mare, Lady, she had a foal at her previous owner's and that colt was kicked by another horse in the chest - major swelling that the woman left untreated. She ended up with a dead colt. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case here, too. Doesn't always look bad, but ANY major swelling means a vet call. Be sure to keep everyone informed on what is going on with her. I've got my fingers crossed for the both of you!
         
        06-18-2009, 10:43 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    We had a gelding who got a pretty big kick to the chest. It swelled up pretty significantly and even filled with pus. It took a while and a lot of cleaning/medicating to clear up the infection. It looked pretty similar to your picture.

    A boarder's dad who is a vet saw it in passing and told us about something called Pigeon Fever or Pigeon Breast Disease. It's some sort of highly contagious disease where they get huge absesses in their chest area. There is a lot of info online about it but it's actually not that common (from what I hear). I'd look into it and definitely call the vet out!
         
        06-18-2009, 11:22 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    This happened to my horse once. But his wasn't painful at all. It swelled up about that big and then shrunk back down to normal over the coarse of a week. He was fine. I wish I had taken him to the vet just so I had know what it was.
         
        06-19-2009, 12:03 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    Kick or stung by something?

    I had a mare that got stung by a wasp on her teat. It swelled up the size of a football. It took several days for the swelling to go down. She was miserable.
         
        06-19-2009, 01:14 AM
      #10
    Foal
    OH M Gee How sad Hope everything works out great that poor baby please keep me posted
         

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