Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The bump in the black area appears to be soft, which makes me think They could be spider bites if he rolled where one was hanging out. Or he could have been bit by one of those huge black horse flies and had a reaction.
This is where you can gain some more horse experience by taking his temperature.
1. Use a human rectal thermometer thickly slathered in Vaseline, A&D Ointment, or hemorrhoid ointment.
The normal temp runs between 99 - 101. This way, if those don't start going down by this coming Monday (a week is enough time to see some change for the good), when text a picture to the vet you can also tell them what his temperature has been running on a daily basis.
It may take two people to take his temperature and you have to be extremely careful to not get the thermometer too far in his rectum.
They make digital thermometers but those are more costly if money is tight:)
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.