young 3 yr. old colt has lump on upper Right cheek...

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    02-19-2014, 04:37 AM
Unhappy young 3 yr. old colt has lump on upper Right cheek...


This is Thunder, our little 3 year old Dun Paint colt. Just the other day, while I was grooming him, I noticed a lump on his upper cheek. When I push on it, he pulls away from the pain, but doesn't mind if I just place my hand on it. At first, my fiance said that he might've just bumped his head when he was eating (which seemed plausable because he LOVES to play with his feeding bucket), so I thought nothing of it and put an ice pack on the lump for a couple of minutes. On the day after I found the lump, I noticed that it wasnt as large... Relieved, I resumed with daily chores and such. However, today (3 days after I first saw the lump) when I went to feed him, I noticed that the lump had increased in size and was a little more tender than before. He is still eating and drinking as usual, which is a great sign to me.

Has anyone had this issue before? What should I do? My first thought was to continue placing an icepack and if that diddnt help the swelling, I was going to call our vet immediately. I just wanted to know what this is so that I can assess it and learn about it so that when I call our vet, I know exactly what to tell him.

Thank you guys for your time :)
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    02-19-2014, 04:54 AM
I would call a vet, it could be a number of things including a bee sting or similar, an abscessed tooth, something in or near his sinuses etc, though if it was tooth related I would expect him to be a little more reluctant to eat.

Is it hard or soft to the touch? Any heat? Is it solidly stuck on place or able to be moved? Does he otherwise seem normal? No temperature or change in breathing, hasn't become more clingy or harder to catch than normal? I've got no idea what this could be to be honest, but all the above could help to figure out what it is, along with the advice of a good vet, especially since after 3 days it hasn't continued to decrease in size
    02-19-2014, 05:15 AM
Hello, HollyBubbles, thank you for your reply :)

The lump is firm and slightly warm and feels like it's happy where it's at. The lump is a little warmer than it was when I first saw it, and his temperature and breathing is normal ... also, he's still acting like he usually does, so, nothing out of the ordinary.
    02-19-2014, 06:09 AM
All the same, get a vet out now, just in case.
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    02-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Thank you, CandyCane. I am definitely calling our vet tomorrow. I can't stand not knowing what is going on, especially when it comes to my little guy. I'll be sure to post what the verdict is when I find out..
    02-19-2014, 02:51 PM
My first bet would be an abscessed tooth - the swelling doesn't have much place to go in the upper jaw, which would explain why he's reluctant to let you touch it - that and abscesses hurt, ever had a nasty spot?

Let us know what the vet thinks!
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    02-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Yikes, I definitely know what an abscessed tooth feels like, not fun.
    02-19-2014, 03:50 PM
I agree, abscessed tooth. He's at a nice young age when his teeth are doing funky things :).

My treatment for anything abscessy is nice hot compresses. Gone through plenty of those for various things and our small animal vet (who knows we are capable of basic doctoring and is awesome) simply says "back to hot compresses" over the phone and knows we will bring the animal in if it gets worse. However, for an abscess like that and in that location I would [I]definitely[I] get the vet. It would be good to have his teeth checked anyways.
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    02-19-2014, 03:59 PM
My old stud had a lump similar on side/ bottom part of his jaw It was an abscess,wasn't his teeth but looked like he must of poked or scratch himself Vet lanced it & I just kept it flushed & clean. Can't remember if he had antibiotics,but probably. Healed up fine Your Guy lump looks little higher up maybe closer to sinuses??....definitely would have vet check him out
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    02-19-2014, 04:55 PM
I'm wondering if it could be a sinus infection, we're getting a lot of downwind from the lava flow burning through the forest, and so the air has been a little thick. Putting a warm compress sounds like a great idea! I will definitely give it a try until the vet arrives.

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