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Keith Taraba, DVM
Keith Taraba, DVM, Horse Veterinarian
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Experience:  Twelve years practicing sports medicine and surgery at major thoroughbred and quarter horse racetracks. In addition, I have clients in multiple Western and English disciplines.
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my horse is laying down and wont eat. she will get up willingly

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my horse is laying down and won't eat. she will get up willingly and I can walk her around the pasture.
when I rub her throat the glands under her jaw are swollen and if I rub up and down it makes a strange sound maybe air moving or ??
She seemed ok this morning and eat oats and hay.
she has never had any problems in the last 2 years that I have owned her.

what should I do?????
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Keith Taraba, DVM replied 7 years ago.
Is the swelling on the neck slightly left of midline or is it under the jaw between the mandible?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
there is a lump on the right and left of midline behind the mandible
Expert:  Keith Taraba, DVM replied 7 years ago.
One thing that I would worry about is the possibility of "choke.". When were the teeth floated last?
Also, are there any other signs such as stumbling, coordination problems, fever, etc?
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no stumbling or coordinaton problems and her teeth were floated 6 mo ago
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
her teeth were floated 6 mo ago and there no signs of stumbling or coordination problems.
Expert:  Keith Taraba, DVM replied 7 years ago.
Is there any drooling? Will your horse drink water? Is there a fever?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

no drooling, won't drink when at the water trough, mucles are quivering a little and she is eating a little now.

no fever that I can tell

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