Q Over the last two weeks I have noticed lots of warts on my two-year
old's lower lip. She is a TBx I've owned for three months and I
haven't seen anything like this before. Will they disappear in time
or is there anything I can do to get rid of them?
growths are relatively common in young horses and are caused by
a certain type of virus. They usually disappear of their own accord
in three or four months and treatment is not always necessary. If
they get sore, you could use some cream from your vet or a soothing
cream such as calendula (marigold) from the chemist would also help.
cream is good for improving the quality of the skin and might ease
the problem. If the warts get very bad and start spreading, you
should consider using a vaccine that your vet would have to make
up specially from the warts on your horse. If they do get worse,
it may be that your horse's immune system is not working well and
a course of herbs could
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