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Node on Divo's pastern?

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    09-25-2010, 03:07 PM
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Yearling
Node on Divo's pastern?

Divo has rather hairy pasterns, he's not super feathered, but the hair is pretty thick nonetheless.

I was messing with his feet today and noticed a node in his 'feathers'. It was hard and circular, attached to the leg. It felt rather like very hard skin, didn't seem to bother him one bit. I found it on both front legs, but I didn't check the backs. I would guess one was about a quarter inch in length, the other just a smidge longer.

Any ideas as to what this is? Never seem anything like it on my less-hairy horses.
     
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    09-25-2010, 03:27 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I don't know what they are but my new mare has them. They don't bug her either.
     
    09-25-2010, 04:32 PM
  #3
Weanling
I can't remember the technical name for them, but they are totally harmless. Its like a chestnut. Some horses have barely noticeable or none and others have some that grow out and need to be trimmed or snapped off like chestnuts.
     
    09-26-2010, 01:30 PM
  #4
Foal
Do you mean ergots.?.
     
    09-26-2010, 01:37 PM
  #5
Showing
I am wondering as well if you mean ergots.

Horse Chestnuts and Ergots
     
    09-29-2010, 06:08 PM
  #6
Weanling
Haha those are ergots, the hinds have them to. All horses have em
     

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