Today did definitely not go as I had imagined. Or it kind of did. I was hoping for a good result, but I was almost expecting his cancer to be back. Maybe not like this though.
Baldur’s cancer papillomas are indeed back. We counted 4 new papillomas today. They are not as big as they were before, so they should go away with treatment agian. We did give Baldur yet another treatment for the cancerous papillomas. It is a little scary that they are coming back, but that is actually not our main concern.
What I was not expecting, is the fact that there is something new that we do not know what is. And that’s really troubling me. So for now, my veterinarian will consult with an expert in horse’s reproductive organs, and they will probably want to see him in person for an evaluation. It’s not unlikely that we will have to travel to the Veterinary University of Oslo to let the expert look at him.
I was so happy from the last veterinary visit when the papillomas were gone. I have literally been planning this whole year’s competition season and I’ve just been so ready to get into it. And now I am back to the point where I have no idea what to do. I just hope that I am a little bit stronger this time. And I am definitely going to keep on excising him and not let him wither away like he did this winter.
I just hope that we find out what is the cause of all this and that it’s not something that is terminal.
Photo above: Elephant skin on the left side of his penis. Dry and cracking, some blood coming out.
Photo above: One of the new papillomas(the smallest one) between the two thumbs.
Photo above and under: The new skin disorder that we do not know what is. It lighter(almost white), thicker skin around his urethral opening. We did not treat this with anything as it is in such a vulnerable place and again, we do not know what it is.