My horse as Ergots thingamambobers!?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

My horse as Ergots thingamambobers!?

This is a discussion on My horse as Ergots thingamambobers!? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Ergots horse
  • Equine vet overgrown ergot

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-30-2008, 02:48 PM
  #1
Foal
My horse as Ergots thingamambobers!?

Ok so I got really scared when I noticed these horny growths much like chestnuts on like the horses ankle ya know. Where you trim the hair. I did some research and its seems to be "Ergots" anyways. I'll probably have the BO trim them, but I have a question.

Can Ergots cause a horse to be lame?

I'm just overall glad to hear my horse isn't going to die of some unknown growth development :roll:
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-30-2008, 03:05 PM
  #2
Yearling
no most horses have them, some geldings don't though :)
     
    08-30-2008, 03:47 PM
  #3
Trained
Both my horses do (mare and gelding) and they're fine.
     
    08-30-2008, 06:35 PM
  #4
Started
I suppose it is possible for them to become so overgrown that they could interfere with gait. Rarely would that happen tho.
     
    08-30-2008, 08:24 PM
  #5
Weanling
All three of our horses have them (1 mare, 2 geldings)! Its completely normal - just as normal as their chestnuts.
     
    08-31-2008, 02:44 AM
  #6
Foal
Ergots are a normal growth of a horses conformation (positioned on the fetlock in the feathers). All horses have them, but some horses' ergots are more prominant. They don't cause lameness or anything like that they're just a colouse type growth, the same as chestnuts. Don't stress
     
    09-02-2008, 03:12 AM
  #7
Foal
I had the exact same feeling when I rescued m ypaint mare. Found those little things coming out the back of her legs and thought....eewwww WHAT is that?

None of my other horses ever had anything like that. Then I found out they were Ergots, and I wet them down and peeled them off. First thing I though was....OMG she has horns growing out of her legs!!!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0