Growth on Horses Fetlock Joint

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Growth on Horses Fetlock Joint

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    01-08-2012, 11:32 PM
Growth on Horses Fetlock Joint

So, I was picking my horses hoof the other day and noticed something hard on the back of his fetlock joint. It was about a half inch long and less than a quarter inch thick, I thought it was some engorged tick (which is strange, for Janurary. Tick season should be over!)

Anyways, I couldn't pull it off, I twisted it and it broke in half. Then I went to pick his other hoof and he had the same thing. Anyone have any experiance with this? Ever seen it before?

Thankfully my farrier is coming this week, so I'll ask him if he's seen it, I just found it strange.
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    01-09-2012, 12:06 AM
Sounds like the ergots to me. I break or cut them off when they annoy me.
    01-09-2012, 12:08 AM
Ergots. All horses have them, some just have them bigger than others.
    01-09-2012, 10:45 AM
Thank you! I just looked it up, that sounds exactly like what it is.

So relieved it's not something serious.

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