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What Are Chestnuts and Ergots
 By Winniefield Park   •   14th Dec 2020   •   227 views   •   0 comments


Those funny calloused areas on your horse’s pasterns and legs are often thought to be vestigal toes, but there is quite a bit of folklore around these odd bits of horse. Are they really toes? Do all horses have them? And how do you take care of them? Here’s what you need to know about chestnuts and ergots.
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