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**Haflinger21**

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Does anyone have any ideas on what this lump might be?

There are no marks on or around it so I am not convinced its a bite or a kick.  Its soft rather than hard and doesn't seem to be bothering him - he is happy to let  me prod and poke it.  He came in like this from the field yesterday afternoon.  He is fine eating and drinking and not restricted by it?  I think I will get the vet out later to check out with it being where it is but just wondered if anyone had any ideas - thanks xx

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**Haflinger21**

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Re: Does anyone have any ideas on what this lump might be?

Just had the vet to him - he needed his jabs doing as well and we managed to time it nicely with a shared call out with someone else at the yard.  The vet says is a huge blood blister - shouldn't need draining or affect him and will go down soon so told just to carry on as normal with him .  Good news I suppose since its nothing too sinister I just hope it does go down :(

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soniadevereux

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Re: Does anyone have any ideas on what this lump might be?

Glad its nothing sinister. xx

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SuzyA

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SuzyA says:

Re: Does anyone have any ideas on what this lump might be?

How bizarre.  Just did a little google search on blood blisters, and one site said it could be helped by treating it as a bruise by cold hosing, maybe try that.

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**Haflinger21**

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Re: Does anyone have any ideas on what this lump might be?

Yeah the vet said ice pack it if you can or cold hose - his lordship will not be impressed later!!!

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SuzyA

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SuzyA says:

Re: Does anyone have any ideas on what this lump might be?

You could always get a big bag of frozen peas and keep it in place by wrapping a bandage around his neck!

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