Hi all! My mare has been getting recurrent scabs on her legs. However, they are not like anything I've seen before. They seem to be individual scabs that are quite thick. They range in size, but the largest is almost the diameter of a dime, and again, pretty thick. She only gets a few of them..maybe one on each leg, and only on two or three legs at at time, and I'm pretty sure they are in basically the same spots.
I used to think she was just getting scrapes and it would scab over before I noticed. They don't bother her and she's healthy otherwise. I clean the scabs (if that's what they are) daily. Occasionally, a scab will come off (not sure if they do on their own or she knocks them on something) and bleeding, raw skin will be underneath. I treat the wound, but the scab comes back! Maybe I'm not caring for it properly?
What in the world is this? A fungus? A virus? Poor wound care on my part? Thanks for any input!