Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
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There is a good chance that this lesion has become infected or developed into an abscess. The best thing to do is to apply hot compresses to this area every 4-6 hrs which will help draw any infection to the surface. In between, apply an anti bacterial ointment such as Neosporin every 8 hrs. If this is an abscess, pus will come from this and then you flush this with peroxide every 8 hrs to clean it out and it will heal. If your horse is older, this could also be a mass or tumor that has ulcerated and if this is the case, the above treatment will not be effective and your vet will have to remove this.Does that make sense to you?
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