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  1. #1
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    Default What Is This Lump ?

    Hello COTHers,

    Its the middle of a 3-day holiday weekend, so I don't want to bother my vet at this point. But what the heck is this lump on the belly? Just found it this morning.

    Thanks!

    There is a regular photo, and two zoomed in photos:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/redhill/



  2. #2
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    Probably a bug or spider bite. Put a little witch hazel on it and keep an eye out. Mine get them a lot from laying in the grass.



  3. #3
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    Looks like a bad bug bite. An ice rub should help. I freeze a paper cup full of water in freezer, then peel paper down to make an ice massager.



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    I also think it's a bug bite. It could also be a bit of a bruise from him kicking at flies. Either way, it should be gone in a couple of days.



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    Bug bite or bee sting! My horse had like 8 of those one morning...turned out he rolled in a bees nest. He got a shot of steroids to help, but for just one, I bet it'll go down on it's own.
    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

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  6. #6
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    My mare had a huge one last week, farther back towards her udder, but very similar to the OP's photo. Freaked me out until I felt around and found the bite mark.



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    Beesting is my vote.



  8. #8
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    Definitely a bite of some sort! My mare had one earlier in the summer, just forward of her udder. It was quite worrisome initially as it was directly over her navel where hernias are often seen. It will take a few weeks for the swelling to disappear.



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    Bite or sting of some sort it looks like.
    Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole



  10. #10
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    My horse had one in almost the exact same spot a few weeks ago. I emailed a picture of it to my vet and he suggested cold hosing it or let him know if it was making her uncomfortable - lets just say that I'm the only one that seemed to be made uncomfortable by it! It disappeared completely in a day or two. I suspect it was a bite.



  11. #11
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    Wink

    Looks like a :bugus biteus"!!!

    Observation for a day or two should prove it!
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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