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Laurie Sweeney
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Username: lsweeney

Post Number: 102
Registered: 8-2004
Posted on Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

2.5 year old Friesian. No congestion, except for one eye that will occasionally have a little bit of goop in the corner, like she could be flushed on that side. Feels good. Nothing coming out of the nose.

Weird, hard, large bumps on either side of the bridge of the nose, about 4-5 inches below the tear ducts. Kind of in the valley that goes down the side of the face, following the sinuses - maybe? I'll attach a picture (not my horse) with the area colored in. I'll try to take a picture, but I don't think you will be able to see it on a black horse.

The bumps are a lot like the bumps that they get on the jaw when their teeth are coming in. Hard, pretty big, knots. About the size of 1/4 of a hard boiled egg.

Could this be upper teeth coming in?

Bump area
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Laurie Sweeney
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Post Number: 103
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Posted on Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

O.K. I have pictures of her bumps. Face Bumps
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Post Number: 17672
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Thursday, Feb 1, 2007 - 6:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Laurie,
We have pictures of the position of the tooth roots and eruption dates at, Horse Care » Equine Management & Routine Procedures » Equine Dentistry and I think you can see these, in combination with the ages of eruption, are most likely enlargements from active permanent tooth roots. The size is a bit unusual I would be sure to check that there are no problems with the teeth coming in and review the diet for calcium, phosphorus, and protein.
DrO
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Laurie Sweeney
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Posted on Thursday, Feb 1, 2007 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you Dr. O!

Too much or too little calcium, phosphorus and protein?
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Post Number: 17677
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Posted on Thursday, Feb 1, 2007 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

All of the above except too much protein.
DrO
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