What is this hard lump on my horses face??

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What is this hard lump on my horses face??

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    12-13-2010, 11:05 AM
Question What is this hard lump on my horses face??

Hi, I am new to the forum so hello everyone!

I have had my horse, Lizzy vetted today as I am selling her. However during the vetting the vet noticed a large hard lumpy mass above Lizzy's eye (all around the sub orbital depression). It feels bony to me, not soft at all. I have had Liz for 3 years and not took any notice of it until now, when it's been pointed out to me. Now I can see that her right side is more lumpy than the left. I have booked her in for a head x-ray tmrw but i'm really worried it's something sinister?! Could it be a cancerous lump? I'm pretty sure it hasn't changed in the 3 years I have had her.

Would appreciate any advice

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    12-13-2010, 11:24 AM
What did the vet that found it say it was?
    12-13-2010, 11:26 AM
Lizzy's lump

I've tried to zoom in on the area where Lizzy's lump is on this pic... think you can just about see it here.
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    12-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
What did the vet that found it say it was?

She said she couldn't be sure as she only has a snapshot of what its like today and hasn't seen it over a period of time. She mentioned the words 'cancerous growth' and I just panicked! However she also said it could just be an old injury. Wouldn't it have changed significantly in size over 3 years if it were cancerous?

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