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post #31 of 37 Old 07-11-2015, 03:49 PM
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Any breed can get a cresty neck if they get overweight or develop cushings or IR - not just cross breeds but that swelling doesn't look like a cresty neck
This is a typical cresty neck in a purebred welsh cob stallion
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I would think it is possibly just a cresty neck and nothing more.

Cresty necks can take a variety of shapes.

I would have her checked for metabolic syndrome.

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I would think it is possibly just a cresty neck and nothing more.

Cresty necks can take a variety of shapes.

I would have her checked for metabolic syndrome.
Unless you have a breed that pretty much will have a cresty neck (drafts) it's still not a normal thing and in the breeds that do you need to keep an eye on it.

That's not about "variety" that is a broken crest when a normal crest just falls over, that's not normal.

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You can produce a cresty neck on a horse by feeding it to the max and 'strapping' - the rest of the horse will also be 'well covered'
A cresty neck on a horse that's otherwise lean or just about average weight can be caused by the abnormal fat deposits you see in Cushings and IR
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A friend's qh reacted to a vaccine administered in it's rump. It developed a huge lump that eventually had to be drained as he was pretty crabby. Another developed a huge lump in her chest from a shot, done in the triangle by the vet. Her's had to be drained as well. We can't assume the horse isn't in pain, it's just learned to live with it. Horses that display signs of pain are the first the predators go after. There may be no predators but the horse doesn't know that.



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Not always a reaction to the vaccine but an abscess created when some 'foreign matter' enters via the puncture wound that the needle creates and then gets trapped there when the needle entry hole closes over
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If this turns out to be a fistula the first thing you need to do is get her separated from other horses and (especially) cattle. Fistula is caused by Brucellosis (Undulant Fever in people).
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