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:-|
Contact your vet ASAP. If it is a hernia, the bowel could strangulate resulting in emergency surgery - or worse.
Okay thank you, the vet is going up tomorrow so I hope he will be alright...
Is he a gray? Grays get chronic cancer in the form of what you have just described
yea your vet is your best option! let us know how it goes
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!
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!
Did the vet explain how a heart problem could result in an abdominal bulge?
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