Good, good pictures.
Is he sick? Hoping not!!
My mare Lucky had one a little lower would come up and down from time to time .is it soft? Because I had/have a really good vet and a great relationship with them we did a fine needle aspiration (I collected) and they examined the cells on a slide , nothing of concern at that time, is your horse vet someone who would work with you on something like that?
Something going on there . . .
That high up is, well, hmmmm...
Hope all is well great photos. B
Looks like Thyroid to me. Make sure your salt is iodized and add coconut oil to her diet 2 tbls a day.
excluding the obvious...he hasn't had shots recently has he? Killian had something similar once, but only after his spring shots, went away on it's own. I am guessing that is not the issue this time though.
Look up "parotitis" (inflammation of the parotid salivary glands). I've found various sites (of course) and some possible causes, one of which may be due to ingestion of white clover. Anyhoo, good luck with your research and I hope things resolve spontaneously.
hope it blows through quick and ends up to be nothing of concern!I must admit my first thought was "ahhhh!!the beginning of strangles??!!!!" heres hoping that it isnt! with no discharge though, it shouldnt be. Heres wishing speedy healthy wishes to all your guys; including B's surgical chin lift!
give gussie girl a hug from her favorite auntie:) hope she gets better soon!
Interesting, Kim- this was at the end of a day of being on pasture that has the remnants of- guess what- white clover. I had to put the mares there while we gathered the last of the cattle; the cows had grazed this almost to nothing, so I thought they'd be ok. This morning she is back to normal. So I think you nailed it.
Cool. I hope it is as easy as that. If it recurs, then it will be back to square one. Mostly, I'm just happy that the swelling has resolved so quickly and spontaneously (and with no vet costs!).
Yep my guess would be grazing on the new pasture with clover in it. Ours here in West Oz can get it in late autumn when they first go out on the new green grass/clover. (Our grass growing season is in winter)
Keechy, the pasture was chewed down and covered in snow, but apparently still hazardous. I checked Gussie again tonight and the swelling is completely gone.
Good to hear that there is a good appetite and no discharge.
I meant new to her, not new pasture as such. Sorry that I was unclear. :)
Glad Gussie is okay!
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