Our expert says:
It sounds like you stallion may have Verrucose warts - Papilloma viral warts.
Verrucose warts tend to affect juveniles. The virus is resistant in the environment and is readily transmissible to susceptible individuals by direct contact or by fomites.
Lesions are commonly seen on the lips, muzzle, nose and, occasionally, the limbs. The small grey-pink cauliflower-like growths can vary in number and size. Most lesions spontaneously regress after three to four months and are self-limiting.
Treatment may be warranted in some individuals where warts have become traumatised
or where there is a failure to acquire immunity. Surgical excision and/or cryosurgery are suitable techniques, but risks of depigmentation and scarring should be considered before embarking on the treatment of animals used for showing or which have sale potential.
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