Node on Divo's pastern?

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    09-25-2010, 03:07 PM
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
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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
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
Do you mean ergots.?.
    09-26-2010, 01:37 PM
I am wondering as well if you mean ergots.

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    09-29-2010, 06:08 PM
Haha those are ergots, the hinds have them to. All horses have em

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