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post #21 of 37 Old 07-09-2015, 05:04 PM
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that is the wrong place to inject a horse
I doubt rescue horses are being vaccinated-could be wrong
It could be an abscess-can you see any wound point of entry? A small puncture is the ideal setting fro some anaerobic type abscess foming
Ditto on temp taking.
The only way to be sure, after palpation and close observation, as to what it is, is to take a biopsy

Only takes a small wood splinter, to cause an abscess like that.
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that is the wrong place to inject a horse
I doubt rescue horses are being vaccinated-could be wrong
It could be an abscess-can you see any wound point of entry? A small puncture is the ideal setting fro some anaerobic type abscess foming
Ditto on temp taking.
The only way to be sure, after palpation and close observation, as to what it is, is to take a biopsy

Only takes a small wood splinter, to cause an abscess like that.
Wouldn't an abscess be very painful even if encapsulated?
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Maybe scar tissue from and old vaccine reaction?

Agree whatever it is it's not normal.

I'd say get a vet but I guess that needs to be changed to get a GOOD vet that actually knows what they are talking about..!!
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By the way her hooves look I don't think she was very well taken care of and highly doubt she has had a shot recently.
Another possibility is that the last owner decided to give the horse a medication or vaccine himself, which may have been mishandled (like not refrigerated when it should have been), expired, or may not have been appropriate to inject in a horse at all to begin with.

I'd definitely have another vet take a look at it.

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Definitely needs a better vet to look at it - I'd struggle to trust one that thinks lumps like that are normal in cross breeds - even draft crosses
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Wouldn't an abscess be very painful even if encapsulated?
Not necessarily. We had a mare who had a weird swelling, didn't seem to bother her. Eventually it grew big enough and hard enough that we had the vet (who had been monitoring it) stick a needle in it and we took bets on what color it would be. It was yellow/white pus. It was an abscess, and wasn't painful for her at all! It only seemed to affect her movement because it was on the lower part of her shoulder and was getting big.

This could be an abscess, in a weird place!
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Get another vet to look at it. The first vet obviously doesn't know what they are talking about, horses don't get lumps because they are mixed. What a ridiculous diagnosis.
I would also have to wonder if the "rescue" did not give sedation to the mare and give it in the wrong place,or antibiotics for illness and this is what happened.
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Fistulous withers - not as common as it used to be but still around and it can look very much like the swelling that pony has
Bursitis in Large Animals: Arthropathies in Large Animals: Merck Veterinary Manual
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I'd get another opinion from a Horse Vet. That doesn't look like just a cresty neck.

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my vat has said the same thing about a cuple of mutt horses. he was going with that they looked part passo because of their cresty neck. thing is he was mostly right because the horses in question would also gait at times.
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