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Cyst? Tumor? Inside the vulva

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Becky Schulz
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Username: Becky

Post Number: 3
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 05:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just noticed today that a 12 yr old mare I bought at an auction (maybe why she was in the auction!) has what appears to be a cyst or tumor/growth right inside the lips to her vulva at the bottom. It's about the size of the end of my thumb. I've never seen anything like this before and wondered if anyone else has. I will have my vet look at it but until then, does anybody have any information on this?
 

Jos
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Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 06:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I suspect you may be looking at the mare's clitoris... :-)

Are you looking at something in the region of the pink area at the lower end of the vulva on this image?

Caslicks 2


If so, that's probably what it is - and it's perfectly normal!!! :-)
 

Becky Schulz
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Username: Becky

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Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for your response, Jos. After breeding horses for around 30 years, I didn't think I was looking at anything normal.

My vet was here today and removed the growth. It was indeed on/around her clitoris. He thought it might be a sarcoid or possibly a type of tumor caused by an equine herpes virus. It was somewhat cauliflower like in appearance. He is hopeful that it won't come back, but it is a possibilty. He did say that it shouldn't affect her reproductive capability. Which was good news to me!
 

Jos
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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We get all levels of experience on this board, so I never know if I'm dealing with a neophyte horse owner or one that is highly experienced - no insult intended! :-)

Glad that is sounds as though the surgery went well - I too would doubt based on what you say that it would be an issue affecting further reproductive ability.
 

Becky Schulz
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Username: Becky

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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 09:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No insult taken!! I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

I hadn't seen anything in all my years of breeding that looked like this and thought maybe somebody here on this forum had.

Another question (didn't ask my vet!)- if this 'growth' is a herpes virus, what's the chance of my stallion being infected and what's the treatment? The mare has been running with one of my stallions and is in heat today. It's likely they've been breeding, although they have now been separated.
 

Jos
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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have my doubts that it is related to EHV... hopefully I'm not wrong! :-)

EHV - reproductively speaking - generally takes the forms of 1 and 3. 1 is the abortion strain; 3 is coital exanthema. The latter is manifested by pustules, and although sexually transmissable is only so when the pustules are open and for about a week thereafter.

Let us know! :-)



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