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post #1 of 9 Old 06-13-2018, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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hey could anyone help me out? any ideas what these small 2 lumps are on my mares eye? not painful for her, and they are recent. the one closest to her eyelash and directly above her eye is worrying me the most. not sure if it is normal/ nothing to be worried about, or if i should treat it with some cream or perhaps get the vet out? i would really appreciate some advice thanks!
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The bumps may have been there for a while and have just raised up more in the past week (like a pimple)

If it's not causing her any pain, I wouldn't worry about it too much, keep an eye on it though. If you are worried get a vet out, but I don't think it's urgent. If you notice a difference in the eye itself, or the bumps are growing and changing quite fast definitely call a vet. I can understand why you'd be concerned, but I don't think it needs urgent help.


Melanoma

Can be either benign (slow-growing and not tending to spread) or malignant (fast-growing, aggressive or spreading to other tissues)
Usually in older horses that have turned from dapple grey to grey as they've aged.
Arabians, Andalusians and Percherons are predisposed.

What they look like

firm nodular black or grey lumps
Around the eye is one of the places where it is common. Other places include dock of the tail, perineum and sheath, around the eye, the lips, the throatlatch area and lower limbs, so maybe check those places as well.

Squamous cell carcinoma

Very common in older horses.
What they look like

single small red lumps or non-healing ulcers
Appear on the genitals, lips or eyelid margins- more common on lightly pigmented areas.

Hope it's nothing severe, thinking of you and your mare x

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I would get the vet out and by all means keep a record of how fast they have and are growing for the vet.

If she isn't rubbing the hair off on the back corner of her eye (because those bumps itch), I don't like that rough hairless spot in that area.

If you have any rapport with your vet, text this picture to him/her and be sure to also point out that hairless spot at the back eye corner.

Here's hoping it's nothing serious:)

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It looks like a pustule, perhaps an infected eyelash follicle. If she will let you, hold a warm wet cloth on it for a few minutes. It may open to drain. If it doesn't, don't worry. Watch it for itching, swelling, discharge, or pain. If any of these occur, then I would call a vet.
Remember to wash your hands before and after. If it is an infection you don't want to accidentally transfer it to the other eye or even to your eye if you brush hair out of your face or something.
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hey, thanks for the advice, the bumps aren't growing and they aren't affecting her at all from what i can tell. she's not old as well but it's probably nothing, but i'll keep an eye on it! thanks :))
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I would get the vet out and by all means keep a record of how fast they have and are growing for the vet.

If she isn't rubbing the hair off on the back corner of her eye (because those bumps itch), I don't like that rough hairless spot in that area.

If you have any rapport with your vet, text this picture to him/her and be sure to also point out that hairless spot at the back eye corner.

Here's hoping it's nothing serious:)
thank you, i'll keep an eye on it and get the vet out in the next week or so and send a photo to them. :)
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The bumps may have been there for a while and have just raised up more in the past week (like a pimple)

If it's not causing her any pain, I wouldn't worry about it too much, keep an eye on it though. If you are worried get a vet out, but I don't think it's urgent. If you notice a difference in the eye itself, or the bumps are growing and changing quite fast definitely call a vet. I can understand why you'd be concerned, but I don't think it needs urgent help.


Melanoma

Can be either benign (slow-growing and not tending to spread) or malignant (fast-growing, aggressive or spreading to other tissues)
Usually in older horses that have turned from dapple grey to grey as they've aged.
Arabians, Andalusians and Percherons are predisposed.

What they look like

firm nodular black or grey lumps
Around the eye is one of the places where it is common. Other places include dock of the tail, perineum and sheath, around the eye, the lips, the throatlatch area and lower limbs, so maybe check those places as well.

Squamous cell carcinoma

Very common in older horses.
What they look like

single small red lumps or non-healing ulcers
Appear on the genitals, lips or eyelid margins- more common on lightly pigmented areas.

Hope it's nothing severe, thinking of you and your mare x
hey, thanks for the advice, the bumps aren't growing and they aren't affecting her at all from what i can tell. she's not old as well but it's probably nothing, but i'll keep an eye on it! thanks :))
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It looks like a pustule, perhaps an infected eyelash follicle. If she will let you, hold a warm wet cloth on it for a few minutes. It may open to drain. If it doesn't, don't worry. Watch it for itching, swelling, discharge, or pain. If any of these occur, then I would call a vet.
Remember to wash your hands before and after. If it is an infection you don't want to accidentally transfer it to the other eye or even to your eye if you brush hair out of your face or something.
thank you, i'll research some more about pustules and try the warm cloth method!
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