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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 17, 2010
    Purcellville, VA

    Question Hard lump on face??

    Last week I noticed my mare had a walnut size hard (like splint) lump on her face, midway between her forehead and muzzle to the left.....

    No heat, caused no discomfort, I could poke it and press it and she didn't mind. No nasal discharge. Eating fine. Teeth aren't due, but haven't been ruled out completely - looks too high to be an abscess of a top one IMO. Left it alone, checking it daily for signs of change. No change.

    Now today, it's super sensitive + it's dripping blood. I am thinking abscess? Maybe fracture/infection (but them you would think there would be some sensitivity and discomfort?) I have never seen anything like this so I am stressing a bit wondering the awful possibilities....

    A gelding at my place had a lump from knocking his head at his previous place, but there was a cut and it was obvious that is what it was....

    Vets coming...but in the mean time I wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts/experiences on what the heck this may be??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2008
    not where I want to be


    I really don't know other than what you've mentioned. I can't imagine any melanoma suddenly showing up and bleeding but you never know. I just hope it's something simple that a little antibiotics can help clear up.

    Good luck!
    "If you've got a horse, you've got a problem"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 25, 2009
    Rock Chalk!


    We had a horse at our barn that had something like this. He had broken a bone in there and it was calcifying (sp?) which caused the lump. Couldn't do anything but call him Lumpy after that.
    A proud friend of bar.ka.

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