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Username: mleeb

Post Number: 48
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2007 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi all.
Just thought I'd post this and see what kind of feedback I get. It's not really a concern, more of a curiosity.
I have a coming 4 yo QH gelding, 15 hh, light boned. About 3 weeks ago I was out doing chores and looked at him and thought "wow! where did he get that big bump from?" Since it came as such a surprise to see, I would think it had never been there before, but it is possible that with the furry winter coat, it's just more obvious now. Anyway, I'm assuming it was never there before. It is on the bridge of his nose, approx 2" above where the noseband of a halter would be, and to the right of center. Within a week, a matching bump appeared on the left on center, so close that it is nearly one bump now, not two, and evenly centered on the bridge of his nose. The more I think about it, the more I'm sure I saw this same thing happen last winter, one bump, then two, developing into one larger bump. Am I hallucinating here? If it were any other mature horse that I hadn't raised, I'd swear it was a permanent thing, maybe even due to wearing a halter 24/7, but that's just not the case with this little guy. He's on pasture 24/7 with 5 other horses and 2 cows, so I can't rule out blunt force trauma, but for the same reason, he never wears a halter unless he's going somewhere on a lead rope.
Any theories?
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: dro

Post Number: 18205
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2007 - 7:06 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Michelle, check out the images at Diseases of Horses » Skin Diseases, Wounds, and Swellings » Swellings / Localized Infection / Abscesses » Diagnosing and Assessing Swellings in Horses you should find suggestions as to the cause.
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