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  1. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    I have a (New Zealand) doe that has a large bump on the right side of her face below the ear. Its about the size of a 50 cent piece and about a 1/2" high. She is nursing 8 babies right now and she is still eating good and it seems not to be bothering her. Can anyone tell me what this can possibly be? And how do I treat it?
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  2. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    Anyone out there?????
    Anyone at all??????
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    Rancher, if you will edit your first post's title to read anything but "Bump" I'll bet you'll get some answers. Usually, when the title "Bump" comes up, it means someone has moved an old thread to the front again. I'm guessing that people in a hurry are bypassing your thread.

    Good Luck, I'd like to know the answer also.
     
  4. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We need a little more information about this "bump." Is the fur missing from it? Is it soft & squishy to the touch? Has it grown in size at all?

    Pat Lamar
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  5. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    Hey Pat.
    Theres no fur missing and its feels firm to the touch and its still the same size after 1 week.
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  6. Rancher

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    Thanks Sandi,
    Ill try that.
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  7. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Rancher...

    Check out this link and see if it resembles your problem. May require a closer examination of the lump on your doe.

    http://botfly.ifas.ufl.edu/cutrwrb/cutrwrb1.htm

    If not, then, I'm wondering if it may be some kind of tumor. Pretty hard to try to diagnose on a sight-unseen basis.

    Pat Lamar
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    Chairperson, 2005 ARBA Commercial Department Committee
     
  8. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Pat,
    As always you have been a great help. I understand the position i put you threw. But, I just needed a starting point. Thanks again.
    Rancher
    PS going check out the site now.
     
  9. Rancher

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    Just checked the web site you gave me and I dont think thats the case. Like you said, it must be a tumor. The lump doesnt have a "head" or "hole" on it. It still has all the fur and no bald spots. This is the 7th day it has been there and hasnt gotten any larger or smaller. I am watching it closely for any change, but as of right now ...none. She is still eating good and feeding her young. So If i see any change I will inform you. Thanks again. You have always been a great help.
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  10. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I have never seen a rabbit with such a bump.

    Then again, if it were a human and a bump was in that location I would wonder if there was a problem with a salivary gland or a lymph node.
     
  11. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had thought of that, too, but the fact that the bump isn't "soft" would pretty much rule out swelling... which is what glands and lymph nodes do (e.g., "swelling"). It would also be very sensitive to the touch and the rabbit would surely let the handler know it, too.

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  12. Rancher

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    Right, the lump is very firm and i can even squeeze it slightly and the doe doesnt even twitch. I can pet her and mess with the lump and she lets me. I am baffled. At least it isnt getting bigger. I will keep you posted.
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    Possibility of it just being an abcess? Try a vet visit and he can tell/lance if necessary. Might be worth the $$ if she's a good mom! :):)
     
  14. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts too.
    Love your signature!
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  15. Rancher

    Rancher Well-Known Member

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    Hey Pat I think i found the info i was looking for. Check it out if you have time. Heres the site. http://www.sonic.net/~snevel/documents/abcess_treatment2
    Thanks for all the help.
    Rancher