abscessed sub-mandibular lymph node from allergy? no other symptoms
Hi all, Long time lurker.
I would like to consult some of the minds of the COTH board.
My horse has developed an abscess of the sub-mandibular lymph node for the 2nd time.
He has NO fever,NO nasal discharge,NO foul smell coming from mouth or nose,NO Cough, and not lethargic in the least.
could this type of lymph node swelling and abscessing be caused by a allergy from dust/mold (he is at a stable with dirt floor and track that is hardly watered and very dusty enviroment when horses are in the track)?
and FYI the Vet has already been out and has tried to culture the drainage of the abscess (though it dried up before he got there) and x-rayed his head for tooth root abscess (results not back yet, as he is consulting another vet)
Vet says strangles is Highly UNLIKELY due to his lack of symptoms.
He is on anti-biotics and hot compresses 2-3x daily.
Any thoughts if this could be caused by an allergy.
Last edited by For_The_Horse; May. 12, 2012 at 09:25 PM.
Would this be the area between the cheek bones under the jaw? My QH develops a lump there pretty much every spring, I thought it was allergy related, but one year strangles was rampant in the area, so I had the vet culture it..just as I though, not strangles. We never had any eruption or need to compress, it just stayed there for a while and then went away, pretty much seasonally, still does.
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