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    Default lumpy, swollen udders

    Well, my horse was diagnosed with a tumour on her face... and today I noticed that her udders were quite hard and lumpy too... I am starting to lose hope we can save her.

    Anyne ever seen this type of udder issue? I feel like it is pointing to more cancer.
    "My ideal horse is the horse that I fall in love with again every morning when I see his face hanging over the stable door, looking for breakfast. " - Jim Wofford



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    No one has had this?
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    Yes Horse had Non H-Lymp, maybe it is not cancer have you had her checked for mastitus (prob not spelled correct)?? Is there any discharge that looks like spoiled milk??



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    No, no discharge and I've seen mastitis before... Its really lumpy all over, it is hard to explain, but her udders arn't really swollen, they are a big bigger because all of the lumps and are hard etc. I feel bad and it is likely uncomfortable.
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    Are they equal in size? Is it possible she got stung, bit by something?Is she to uncomfortable for you to cold hose? Have you tried bute to bring any inflamation down?
    Unless it needs stiches or colics or lame and you know it is not a abcess I tend to give things 7 to 10 days before calling my vet out, sometimes unexplained issues go away on own. You did not say how long it has been like that though.



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    I dont know how long, I just noticed it... The vet is coming back in a few days, I will keep an eye. They are all different sizes of lumps though. The only reason im thinking the worst is because she has already been diagnosed with facial tumours. But also the facial tumours appeared very quickly and agressively.
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    Also the reason why im jumping on this so quickly with the vet is because she is supposed to be going to have the facial tumours removed, bone scraping and chemo... and I think if she has more cancer then just that we need to consider the long term outlook and why it has happened so quickly.
    "My ideal horse is the horse that I fall in love with again every morning when I see his face hanging over the stable door, looking for breakfast. " - Jim Wofford



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    melanomas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic_007 View Post
    Also the reason why im jumping on this so quickly with the vet is because she is supposed to be going to have the facial tumours removed, bone scraping and chemo... and I think if she has more cancer then just that we need to consider the long term outlook and why it has happened so quickly.
    Ahhh, yea I would def have vet out! The mare we had with lymp cancer did not start with any outward tumors but had unexplained masses well under the skin that when biop, never came back with a conclusion. Took a lot of persistance to finally get a diagnosis.
    Good luck, hope for the best for her.



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    Yes, all of these tumours are under the skin. The one on her face is as well. She was to have it removed, bne scraped and chemo inserted. Although she has also been acting really weird with stuff on that side when we are outside, so I am also concerned the tumour roots have gotten to her eye.

    She is 16, and im devastated, she is "my" baby... But if she has numerous cancer locations at this age I just not sure it would even be fair to make her undergo all the surgery and treatment... am I right?
    "My ideal horse is the horse that I fall in love with again every morning when I see his face hanging over the stable door, looking for breakfast. " - Jim Wofford



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    How about an update?

    I just notice today my 5 yr mare has a swollen udder. It is in front of the right side of one teat. ??

    Not sure if it is yellow clover or what. Gonna brave the nasty hot temps and humidity and mow the pasture. Maybe be a wasp sting. Didn't see any thing and she seems like nothing is wrong. I am gonna keep an eye on it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic_007 View Post
    Yes, all of these tumours are under the skin. The one on her face is as well. She was to have it removed, bne scraped and chemo inserted. Although she has also been acting really weird with stuff on that side when we are outside, so I am also concerned the tumour roots have gotten to her eye.

    She is 16, and im devastated, she is "my" baby... But if she has numerous cancer locations at this age I just not sure it would even be fair to make her undergo all the surgery and treatment... am I right?
    well i have already told you what i think, but as these have come up all of a sudden, then its spreading rapidly normally when that happens it starts attacking the vital organs 1st, i hate to say this but i have to make you realise, vets cant commit themselves to say how long they got and they cant cure this but i will tell you right now i have had 4 horses die of cancer as in pts or various types you havent much time left with your mare so
    its a decession that either you decide when or the horse does it for you be prepared for thr worse senerio heed my word you havent much time left
    in my cases 8weeks tops from start to finish



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