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July 28, 2021

I looked at the large black tumor on Dr. Walker’s old gray mare as I wrapped the tail.

It was a good thing the horse was gentle. There were no facilities, and I was at considerable risk standing directly behind it.

This tumor was the size of a small egg and located on the right side of her vulva. The lucky thing was it was off to the side enough that I could remove it without disrupting the organ’s structure.

After performing an epidural for anesthesia, I scrubbed the area and soaked it with Betadine. I had the tail tied to the side with a twin around the mare’s neck. I palpated the...

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