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Strange lumps

smallgirl

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HI all

Again I ask for your advice before I phone the Vet this afternoon

My horse has had lumps about 2cms size on his sides for just under 2 weeks,they appeared as a large fist sized raised area on his neck and travelled down it to both sides of his belly, they are not painful for me to touch or scratch, they are not pussy or hot.

He was clipped 0n 21/11 and bumps started on 26/11.

We put him on a course of Atratax (sp?) anti-histamines over the weekend and they went down a lot, but then he started coughing which may or may not be related. I have started damping his hay, which may help.

He finished having the pills on Sunday night and the bumps have strted to come back as of this morning (Thursday).

I will be talking to the Vet this afternoon but wanted any opinions off you guys as a problem shared etc.....

Does anyone have any ideas,what they could be? As it is really puzzling me.


Will be checking his temp tonight also.
 

runaway

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Can't really help as the experience I've had with lumps hasn't seen them move just spread.

My horse is suffering with a bad case of Urticaria at the moment, my Dad changed his feed over a bit too quick
and he's had an allergic reaction to it. Some of the lumps/raised areas started off the size of a 50p but have now grown and amalgamated to the size of a gamgee
They were initially tender but are getting better. The vet said seen as we hadn't caught it at the beginning to bathe them with warm salt warter and massage them to aid their dispersal.

Strangely enough this seems to happen every year!
Maybe next year dad will change the feed at a more leisurely rate!! Apart from the unsightlyness and alarming size of the lumps my horse thankfully doesn't seem to be experiencing any change in character and his coat and eyes are bright and he's functioning normally.

Sorry this probably doesn't help you but it may just be Urticaria with the development of the cough being unrelated.
 

smallgirl

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Thanks runaway, my Mum and I had put it down to Urticaria also, as he is fine in himself, if not feeling at little too well at the moment, his feed hasn't changed drastically nor his hay or grass.

I was wondering if he had eaten someting in the filed that he doesn't normally go for, chances of finding it are a needle in a haystack however!

How long did they take to go away?
 

smallgirl

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Well went to get him in this evening, and the lumps have gone, yes all blooming lot of them!

So have put off giving him Piriton as advised by Vet and will see how he goes.

Would putting him on a sort of echinaecea (sp?) be a good idea, to boost his immune system?
 

runaway

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Pleased to hear he's got over his lumps. My horse has unfortunately had a bad bout of them and although the first to arrive are now starting to disperse he's still got quite a few. My Dad salt water bathed them on recommedation of the vet and that helped loads. The thing with my man is he's become very sensitive to medication in his old age and using "drugs" be it shampoo or the like can make things worse.

Anyway pleased you've not had to call the vet out. I wouldn't worry about getting any addictive for him unless he's a horse prone to frequent illness. I personally am one for not loading them with addicitves although I use a joint supplement!
 
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