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  • leslie_emmens Original Poster
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    I have an 11 year old Dutch warmblood that I rescued when she was two. She had a little lump on the side of her neck that I didn’t think much about. She is now covered in lumps, the one on her neck is about the size of a softball, but her lady parts are covered in them as well. I’ve had her on cemitidine for the past year, but they’re not slowing down. Anyone know of a treatment other than surgery?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    What does your vet say?

    It is never the horse's fault

    leslie_emmens Original Poster
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    That I could take her to UC Davis and have them look at her. Perhaps a surgery- debulking, but the worst tumors are in such a sensitive area, and they’d have to see what’s happening internally. I was wondering if someone had success with something less invasive and expensive! Wonder if boosting her immune system would help?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    Boosting the immune system probably won’t hurt, but I’m not sure if it would be all that helpful. Is this something that can also have spread all over her insides? It sounds like a nightmare.

    It is never the horse's fault

    leslie_emmens Original Poster
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    That’s exactly what I’m worried about. She’s a beautiful mare, and the tumors don’t seem to bother her, but I’m afraid of them growing inside her rectum and vagina since they’re so large on the surface….blockages or worse! If I could just stop their growth!

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    I am sorry that I have nothing useful to suggest, but I will pray for you both.

    It is never the horse's fault

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