Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
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Cysts, benign tumors and abscesses can form in the ear and if you burst this, then this may mean that bacteria has been released into the ear and could make this worse. The best thing for you to do is to attempt to apply Hydrogen peroxide into the ear and wash this out with a rag and then apply Betadine to this area. It is not an emergency but can cause Lilly discomfort and aggressive treatment will ease that discomfort. If this is a tumor, it will grow again and may have to be removed by your vet. For now, treat Lilly daily and see how she does.Does that make sense to you?
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