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horsecrazycool 02-17-2009 02:11 PM

large bulge near abdamin! HELP!!!
My 28 yr. old arab/quarter horse gelding seems to
have a larger bulge are his abdomin area. It has become a little bit tender but he still is walking
fine. He is starting to eat slowly- so we considered he might have a hernia- but it feels like muscle.
I am very worried about my boy, do you have any suggesttions to what it might be?

Please help me:-|

mls 02-17-2009 02:28 PM

Contact your vet ASAP. If it is a hernia, the bowel could strangulate resulting in emergency surgery - or worse.

horsecrazycool 02-17-2009 02:32 PM

Okay thank you, the vet is going up tomorrow so I hope he will be alright...

StormyBlues 02-17-2009 06:15 PM

Is he a gray? Grays get chronic cancer in the form of what you have just described

ilovestitch 02-17-2009 06:21 PM

yea your vet is your best option! let us know how it goes

Walkamile 02-17-2009 09:01 PM

I found a large bulge on T's abdomen once. Called my vet and after describing it and her behavior, he told me it sounded liked a pulled ab muscle. Hot packed it 2 x's a day for 3 to 4 days and was all better. Hope yours isn't serious , keep us posted please and good luck!

mls 02-19-2009 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by horsecrazycool (Post 253114)
Okay thank you, the vet is going up tomorrow so I hope he will be alright...


horsecrazycool 03-08-2009 11:50 PM

the vet came and checked my boy, and he is fine! :D I am overjoyed!!!
it was a mild case of heart falure- but almost all old horses get it. He still has a long life to live- yay! Oh and thanks everyone!

shmurmer4 03-09-2009 12:09 AM

scary. :(

NorthernMama 03-09-2009 10:28 AM

Did the vet explain how a heart problem could result in an abdominal bulge?

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