*We have a vet appointment for tomorrow* On Sunday I noticed some swelling behind Rose's jaw. I immediately freaked, fear of it being strangles. As of today is doesn't appear to have grown any thankfully. I've done tons of research and other than the swelling is is exhibiting no other symptoms. She downs her food, is drinking plenty of water, is alert, clean nose and is even kicking up her heels in her stall a bit. What could this be? She hasn't been worked for over 3 weeks so could it be excess fat? Also while doing the research I noticed that it could be contagious to humans. Is this true? I haven't heard such a thing. Is strangles similar to the strep throat that humans get? * I dont board my horses and neither horse has had contact with any other horses for the past 15 weeks. I did go to a traning facility about 8 days ago though but I dont remember touching any horses. * ------------------------ Also the vet will be re-xraying Rose's side-bone to determine why she is still sore. She has been officially out of full work for over 15 weeks(except for the 3 days of riding after her last vet check). If the side-bone is still fractured then we will be blocking the nerve, which means another 5 weeks off. Her show career for the rest of this year is over. This horse lives to bewilder us.