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To cut a long story short(er) we found a lump on Mo's forehead around the end of November and took him to the vet who gave us a steroid cream to use for a week to see if it would help it. It didn't help it the lump has not shrunk nor has it got any bigger which is good

A couple weeks ago I noticed he seemd to be a bit grumpy when he was touched near his head, shoulders area so made an appointment to go back to the vet.

Some of you may know already that after the fiasco with Jules (RIP) last year we are not keen on our vets now and dont really trust them

We went back to the vet with Mo last Friday where the vet examined the lump and said we could either leave it, have another pure steroid cream, get a biopsy done or get it removed altogether which she said if it wasn't bothering him there was no need for that

She then examined him and found he seemed to be grumpy when his sides were touched and said it could be a broken rib and although she offered an xray it wasn't arranged but instead he was given an injection of Metacam and we were told to keep an eye on him.

We came away thinking that we were no further forward and we have decided to get a second opinion from another vet tomorrow night (they were very helpful, thorough and seemed very clued up on piggies which made me feel a whole lot better) they are however phoning our current vet for a clinical history :...
 

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Best of luck with the new vet, who seem a lot more thorough if they wnat to know what has been done so far.

Sending my vibes to Mo!
 
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Best of luck with the new vet, who seem a lot more thorough if they wnat to know what has been done so far.

Sending my vibes to Mo!

Thanks Wiebke will pass your vibes on

He seemed to ask a whole lot more questions than what our current vet did though it is 5 years since we registered Mo & Jules so maybe they did ask as well :))
 
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Well the vet visit went well tonight....... Mo was weighed as soon as he went in and the very thorough examination began with a look at his skin using a magnifier, a small bald patch was found behind his right ear which he said may be mites but his skin otherwise was fine and he could see nothing on his skin. He then did a thorough examination of Mo's whole body checking his legs and looked at his underside...said he was in very good condition

He then examined his back and sides and although to start with Mo did not react he did react eventally when his left shoulder area was touched - he asked if he was lame when he was getting about which he isn't so he doesn't mention arthritis but did say there could be spine lesions which would require an xray

In the first instance he has given him a dose of spot on Novomectin (cattle wormer) in case he has a mild case of mites and also gave him a 10 day course of Metacam and we have to take him back in 2 weeks again to see how he is doing
 
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