story - horse developed temp of 103.2 - yikes! vet came out, did blood work, we treated with banamine first and then bute. fever went away after 3 days. blood work results came back fine - a bit low on iron but nothing else. vet did exam of horse but I don't recall looking in mouth as we were suspecting lyme.
2 days later I notice hives on horse and that he is rubbing his mouth - which I hadn't noticed before. so I start treating hives and do close look at mouth looking for ticks as anytime I see horses rubbing I immediately suspect ticks. when I touch mouth he is very sensitive and I pry it open and find this:
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anyhoo - it is a big oval shaped thing -raised cheek tissue right inside the upper lip - I can roll the lip over and see it. the tissue is very thick and granular. horse is eating, drinking, grazing, etc just fine. I clean it out 2x a day with warm salt water, the mouthwash/water mixture, and then i have been putting on oral gel/ambesol . it seems to be shrinking.
I know I have one of those photbucket accounts and I thought I hd Picasso. can I upload from FB?
I know we have not seen the photos but could be an infection in the tooth. My younger guy had that last summer vet removed the tooth since the infection was at the root. Hope all is OK when the vet comes out.
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Those look exactly like the sores my horse developed in his mouth after eating hay with pigeon grass in it. Kind of a long shot, given your other issues, but double check that your hay doesn't have any pigeon grass or foxtail seedheads in it.
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