Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Spot

Anyone know what this is?




My finger for reference


Body shots coming...

7 comments:

ktibb said...

I wish I could offer some advice but I have no idea... it looks like a mole or tick or something... I've never seen anything like it before... sorry
:-/

Dressager said...

Greta had a much smaller one like that on the back of the tip of her ear. It was gone a few days ago, and I didn't see any signs of bleeding or pus, just a black spot of new skin. Really weird. I have no idea what it is. It might not have been the same thing as what Beau has.

Katharine Swan said...

Where is it on the horse's body?

Karen V said...

It's on the side of the haunch, below the point of the hip, where the "meat" should be. You can see it in this picture

http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/ii172/KarenVermillion/Beau%208-20-09/?action=view&current=P8210003.jpg

Katharine Swan said...

Thanks, I couldn't tell from the closeup. It looks so bizarre -- I have no idea what it is. Is it fleshy or hard/crusty?

Karen V said...

Not crusty. Hard, yes, but not like a wart or sarcoid. Not smushy, either. My initial though was skin cancer, but learned it is prevalent in grey horses, and appear primarily under the tails, the genitals, and around the eyes. Beau just has it on his hip. Perhaps the start of one on the side of his belly.

Katharine Swan said...

I wonder if it could be a scar? My horse has a scar kind of like that from a puncture wound, except that his bump has some hair growing on it. Maybe the vet can tell you something when he comes out.