Lumps and bumps: Scars

What they are: Scars can form lumps and bumps anywhere on your horse's body. A scar forms when an injury heals but some disorganised tissue remains. Scars that occur across…

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Lumps and bumps: Sarcoids

What they are: Sarcoids are unfortunately very common, being the most common skin tumour affecting horses. Sarcoids can have a varied appearance and will appear as anything ranging from a…

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Lumps and bumps: Warts (papillomas)

What they are: Warts are a type of tumour and are the most common growths found in horses. They are raised grey or pinkish cauliflower-like growths that are usually fairly…

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Lumps and bumps: Abscesses

What they are: Abscesses are an accumulation of pus under the skin or in the deeper tissues. Abscesses can occur anywhere on a horse's body and are caused when a…

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Lumps and bumps: Nodules

What they are: Nodules are referred to as simply nodules or as pressure bumps or sweat bumps. In medical terms they are referred to as eosinophilic granulomas with collagen degeneration,…

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Lumps and bumps: Seromas

What they are Seromas are fluid-filled sacs that occur secondary to direct trauma, such as being kicked by another horse. They usually start out as haematomas (bruises) that become seromas…

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