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post #1 of 6 Old 09-25-2010, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 09-25-2010, 02:27 PM
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I don't know what they are but my new mare has them. They don't bug her either.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-25-2010, 03:32 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-26-2010, 12:30 PM
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do you mean ergots.?.
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I am wondering as well if you mean ergots.

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-29-2010, 05:08 PM
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haha those are ergots, the hinds have them to. all horses have em

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