Brought home a new mare on tuesday, shes currently in quarantine. She was exposed to strangles first week of february, had a fever and a small absess that drained. She appeared healthy when we picked her up. Yesterday I was clipping her and noticed she has an absess around the area her submandibular lymph nodes would be. It is rock hard and about the size of an egg. Had a friend here that has seen strangles before, and said it doesn't look like typical strangles onset, that the absess looked old. The mare has a normal temp, absolutely no nasal discharge, great appetite. Seems the lump is tender to touch though. I have called the vet, just waiting for a return call, but wanted some opinions from others that have actually dealt with strangles before.