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Hematomas

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  • NinaJD Original Poster NinaJD
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    Does anyone have any experience with them?
    My mom’s gelding got one last sunday. we had the vet out and put him on antibiotics for a week and have been hosing it and walking him.
    it is now bigger. not as thick, last week it was the size of a cantaloupe, now it’s just spread out and is about 2 inches thick. It’s now almost his entire belly area.
    he’s acting a little uncomfortable. So we called the vet again today and if it doesn’t get smaller by Monday he’s going to come out and draw some blood.

    is there anything we can do besides what we’re doing now, to help make it smaller? a poultice or something?
    How long does it take for their bodies to reabsorb it?
    Is this something that might have to be drained?

    We’ve never had to deal with this before and everything I’ve read about them is all mixed information. some say yes you have to drain them, others say leave them alone and it can take a week to a year to go away.

    "Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time."
    "Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often."
    Pat Parelli

    NinaJD Original Poster NinaJD
    Topics Started: 8Replies Posted: 139

    Well the hematoma turns out to be a combination of things.
    in the center there is now an area that has popped and is oozing ickiness and the area around the spot, looks dead.
    we’re thinking maybe he got bit by a spider or something and kicked himself, causing the hematoma and then as his body started to heal\react to the bite he then got an abcess…so now he’s on antibiotics again and steriods. he already looks better. we just continue to hose him down and put some pressure on the area to help drain it.

    "Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time."
    "Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often."
    Pat Parelli

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