• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

lump under jaw?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • lump under jaw?

    My horse has a large lump under his jaw. On the right side only. About 1-2 inches in diameter. It is sort of hard, but squishy toward the edges. He otherwise is behaving normally. It came up pretty quickly. He lost some hair over the area when I was inspecting it, but the skin unerneath looked perfectly healthy and normal (and no broken skin). Should I be worried?

    ps. hes a 14 year old TB.
  • Original Poster

    #2
    So I talked to the person who rode him today (Im out with an injury) apparently he was really nervous and "stressed" is how she said it. And was also refusing jumps and just acting very unlike himself. (He is very mellow usially). Im stumped. Maybe a dental issue?

    Comment


    • #3
      Is he running a fever? Any nasal discharge, cough, etc? Pulse/resp normal?

      It could be a tooth, tic or spider bite, abscess around a foreign object (splinter, etc), or a brewing infection (strangles, pigeon fever in a weird location, etc).

      Me, I'd call the vet and run the situation by them and figure out the best course of action from there. Vet might want to do an emergency/weekend visit or might feel it's fine until Monday and let you know what to do/watch out for in the meantime.

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        Originally posted by HappyVagrant View Post
        Is he running a fever? Any nasal discharge, cough, etc? Pulse/resp normal?

        It could be a tooth, tic or spider bite, abscess around a foreign object (splinter, etc), or a brewing infection (strangles, pigeon fever in a weird location, etc).

        Me, I'd call the vet and run the situation by them and figure out the best course of action from there. Vet might want to do an emergency/weekend visit or might feel it's fine until Monday and let you know what to do/watch out for in the meantime.
        I didn't take his temp (I know I should have) but he only has normal clear bilateral nasal discharge that he always has. It seems like it came up quite quickly... like less than a day. The vet is going to look at him tomorrow. (And I get to worry in the meantime. Yay)

        Comment


        • #5
          I'm not a vet, don't play one on TV, and haven't stayed at a Holiday Inn, so don't put too much stock in my opinion, but for whatever it's worth --

          Strangles usually has nasal discharge, so none here is probably a good sign.

          Teeth do as well, I think, but not always.

          Coming up quickly and a lack of nasal discharge would make me lean more towards a splinter or bite of some sort.

          So, I would not be panicking too much between now and the vet appointment. (Actually I would, because I'm never as rational with my own horses as I am with others, but you know... in theory I would not be panicking too much.)

          Comment


          • #6
            Abcessed tooth root. My mares lump came up over night... but it could just be a splinter.

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              The vet said it could be a salavary gland issue or a tooth problem. We are putting him on antibiotics for a few days to see if it clears up. this morning he had another lymph node that had blown up- this one on his throat area, also on the left side, so there is definatley something going on. Im still wondering if its a tooth thing since he was clearly distressed when he was ridden.

              With the abcessed tooth root, how can they tell? Just a regular dental exam?

              Comment


              • #8
                And tooth abscess is usually accompanied by a very bad smell. My mare had the white/yellowish and smelly discharge (stunk up the whole barn). Good luck.

                Comment


                • #9
                  They can xray the head to check for a tooth abscess.

                  Comment

                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    hmm, I wonder at what point I should suggest that, seems like a bit extreme to jump to this early on. I guess I will be able to tell how bad it is based on how long it takes the antibiotics to work.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Doesn't sound like strangles, which usually begins with lethargy, hanging their head really low, some won't eat, fever, and a dry cough....then comes the lump under the jaw in the middle and lastly the bucket loads of snot.

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        so the bump hasnt decreased much, but it is now oozing puss and blood. The area looks a bit red and irritated. He has been on antibiotics for 3 days.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          We get horses with this occasionally this time of year. The ones we have had cultured came back positive for strep (but not the strain that = strangles.) We do not usually do antibiotics or do anything but wipe the worst of the gunk away and it heals nicely on its own.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Are you sure its not an infected tick bite? Those are commons this time of year...
                            Barn rat for life

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              My horse had an abscessed lymph node or salivary gland(it was a couple years ago, i forget) anyway she had a bump under her jaw that would get big, come to a head and drain then repeat the cycle. vet prescribed a course of antibiotics that cleared it up once and for all.
                              for more Joy then you can handle
                              http://dangerbunny.blogspot.com/

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by CHEvent View Post
                                so the bump hasnt decreased much, but it is now oozing puss and blood. The area looks a bit red and irritated. He has been on antibiotics for 3 days.
                                If you haven't call the vet and let them know the progress. I would imagine they would like to take a swab and culture it.
                                I love cats, I love every single cat....
                                So anyway I am a cat lover
                                And I love to run.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Is he young by chance? I had a 4 year old TB get something similar as his big boy teeth were coming in. Vet was not concerned and it went away on its own.

                                  ETA: sorry just saw you say he is 14. Probably not the same thing then
                                  where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Second calling and updating the vet if you haven't already.

                                    In addition to culturing, they may want to really drain it now that it's burst and have you start flushing it.

                                    Comment

                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      the vet came again this morning, he seems to think its nothing to worry about, but we still dont know what it is.

                                      Comment

                                      Working...
                                      X