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I have a mare who has one..I think the vet called it a floating goiter...It
seems to be real loose.  It comes and goes and he said it is not a
problem...If your horse is fine, I wouldn't worry about it!!

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Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 8:14 PM
Subject: RC: GOITERS

> Has anyone had any problems with horses and goiters. I
> have one that seems to come and go.One day it'll be the size of
> a walnut, the next day it'll be gone. I have him on minerals
> with iodine in it. One vet suggested taking him and having
> a test done which is done over a period of time. Had a thyroid
> blood test done and it came back normal, was told this isn't
> really a good indicator. Another vet said that he has seen
> horses with them frequently and didn't seemed concerned. Any input would
be appreciated.
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