Equine Ailments - A to Z
Warts (Papillomata) - These are outgrowths from the skin or mucous membrane and are very common. Small warts appear on the thin-skinned areas of a horse, such as the nostrils or eyelids. They usually occur in young horses and will grow, changing from grey to reddish, and usually drop off. Although they can be removed by the vet, they often disappear of their own accord after 3-4 months.