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what is this on horses leg??

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please look at the photo! i don't know what this is it is on my horses fetlock area, she's never had this before. it is squishy and rubbery. could it be an ergot perhaps?


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Terminology forget...
I believe it is a part of the third toe of evolution that "disappeared" yet has a slight remaining visible on some impact...
Kind of like the chestnut found on the inside of many horses legs, it is un-needed.
When these are soft and small I peel away the offending part so it not get caught on anything and be pulled away and cause pain, blood or a path for infection...
They twist easily off, just caution you not go to close to the horse itself as there are nerves at the skin.
Ugly they are...easy to take care of.
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