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Experience:  20 years of large animal practice and attending veterinarian Missouri State University.
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lump on horses chest

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the horses chest was at first all swollen and hard has now turned into a large lump as big as a apple that is soft and appears to be filled with blood and pus with another lump of the same size starting to form underneath the first one is this an infection or a hematoma this is a question about a horse not dog and i have not yer received an answer when will i be receiving an answer
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. MD Stafford replied 6 years ago.

This is indeed an infection. The abscesses will need to be lanced drained and flushed daily until healed. I would also recommend a tetanus booster and penicillin.

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