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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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I bought a yearling palomino and she has marble size warts on the tip of her ear and on her nose, Is this anything to worry about?

Where are you from? Sahuarita, AZ

How did you locate this forum? search

Re: warts

Hi Sherri,

Warts are skin papillomas that are caused by a virus. It would be best to have your vet remove them and treat them, though they are not dangerous, per se, and your horse will likely develop an immunity to the papilloma virus after a few months.

Dr. Getty