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post #1 of 4 Old 04-26-2015, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Yellow pus pocket in horse's mouth

Hello, my 20+-year-old horse has developed a yellow pus pocket on the gums of his mouth. Any ideas, insight or knowledge as to what this could be?? I've called and emailed area vets but no one has responded yet. Here is a photo:

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-26-2015, 09:14 PM
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I thought that was a tooth at first. Pus is the result of infection, so she has an infection in her mouth, time for a vet visit.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-26-2015, 09:16 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

My guess would be an abscess.

Does her mouth have a foul smell, is she eating, or is she acting like it hurts?

Something for the vet, for sure.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-26-2015, 09:23 PM
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I agree with the others - its likely a tooth problem. Second choice would be something got jammed in the gum (similar to a sliver situation) from eating stocky feed.
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