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I just discovered that my small stallion" BOY" has a large

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I just discovered that my small stallion "ROY BOY" has a large and bone-solid growth which
protrudes downwards from his lower jaw on the right-hand side. The width is roughly the same as his jawbone and it extends downwards about a half inch.
This is not causing him pain and he seems to be eating normally.
Do you have an idea about what this might be??
Thank you, ***** *****(###) ###-####
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  drgdvm replied 5 months ago.

When was the last time you had Roy Boy floated? Also, how old is Roy Boy? How quickly did this growth appear on Roy Boy's jaw?

Possibilities of what this "large, bone solid growth" could be include a tooth root abscess, an infection of the jaw bone (bacterial, fungal), or even an abnormal cancerous type growth. I would suggest that you contact your veterinarian to have Roy Boy examined, and your vet may recommend floating his teeth, taking xrays of his jaw, and possibly performing a biopsy of that abnormal growth.

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