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    Default Any ideas? Shoulder...

    No heat, previous trauma 6 years ago. My eyes bugged when I saw it tonight...any ideas?

    Will call vet Monday.

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    Um I'd call the vet tomorrow IMO..


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    Agreed...



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    OH! My gelding had the same thing when he was in training years ago. I went up to see him on the weekend and found a very similar thing on him (not quite as big). It wasn't hot and didn't seem to bother him. Went down over time, but the vet finally had me do DMSO to finish off the swelling. Trainer had no idea how he could have done it. Definitely at least put a call in to your vet in the morning.



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    yeah, I would call today..



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    No heat and he is sound. Didnt palpate overly sore. Otherwise I would have called her last night.



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    Shoulder injuries are a HUGE pain to diagnose and heal... ask me how I know.

    I'd get the vet out ASAP, soundness or not.
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    It could be a variety of things and I agree you need a vet.



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    Calling her today to see what is up. Just curious as to what structures could be irritated under there.

    He flipped over on that shoulder/wither winter of 2006 and that was where it was swollen. That isn't where the bursa is, is it?



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    Is it squishy or hard? If it's squishy it's most likely a seroma/ hematoma (although it could be an abscess and it's still a good idea to check it.) If it's hard I'd be more concerned. I wouldn't assume it's related to something that happened 6 years ago. It looks like trauma to me.


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    mostly hard not much edema if any.



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    I was going to say possibly hematoma myself but you say it's hard that is probably not it. I'd have the vet on out ASAP ESP if it's hard.
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    I've seen huge swellings like that from tick bites.



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