Lump on Jaw?
Hey all! This is my first post!
I noticed tonight, there was a lump on my girls jaw! I will attach some photo's...
The one lower down, closer to her lip has always been there,
But the upper one, the more obvious one, I just noticed it tonight!(buyt maybe it has been there for a while, I dont know, its just something I noticed tonight and I am trying not to panic!)
A couple of things: she is about 15 years old QH/TB, very much overweight(she has foundered before, but she is on a strict diet now and I am getting back into riding) . She just traveled about 500 miles to her new home here, she has been here barely under a week, so she is still settling in. She is eating, drinking, acting normal, etc. and it doesnt seem to bother her when I poke at it, etc.
Could this possibly be just fat?(she is overweight and a big girl to begin with) Do horses normally have a slight lump here to begin with? I am just thinking of the best possible situation. I am not able to travel to a vet at this time, as the closest one is 500+ miles away!
Thank you for your time... I googled "lump under horses jaw" and realizes this is a common thing, but different situations... sorry I am just panicking a little! I just dealt with another animal that had a tumor on its tail and I had to get it amputated, I just dont want to have to worry too much about this and wanted some opinions...