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 :)