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Abscess Of Parotid Gland

Categories: Diseases of Animals

My horse has had a bad cold and it has a large lump on its neck which

keeps running and does not seem to get any better; it has been running

for two weeks.

This horse has an abscess of the parotid gland and the abscess should be

opened large enough so that the finger can be introduced to break down

adhesions, so that proper drainage can be established, after which wash

out with a 5 per cent solution of permanganate of potash. As this is a

dangerous location for a layman to interfere with, owing to the

branching of the carotid artery, pneumogastric nerve and jugular vein,

it should be done by a qualified veterinarian.