Tumors & Melanoma

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All Ears

March 10, 2014

These uniquely designed features come with their own distinct health issues. ... Read More

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Western Gunslinger Dies

February 18, 2014

The AQHA halter world champion and world champion sire died due to complications from an intestinal tumor.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Prepurchase Examinations: Don't Forget the Eyes

February 06, 2014

But before you sign the papers for your new horse, have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye.... Read More

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Melanomas in Horses

January 24, 2014

Dr. Martha Mallicote shares facts about melanomas, including the prevalence of these tumors in gray horses.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Equine Multisystemic Eosinophilic Epitheliotrophic Disease

January 13, 2014

This rare, chronic wasting disease is characterized by development of granulomas in numerous organs. ... Read More

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Melanoma Implications in Prepurchase Exams

January 12, 2014

When in their early stages, melanomas are small and can seem insignificant, but many are extremely invasive.... Read More

Paco waits patiently while Drs. John Robertson and J. Michael Cissell use a cutting-edge procedure to treat a sarcoid at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Vets Testing Cutting-Edge Sarcoid Treatment for Horses

November 12, 2013

The treatment, called H-FIRE, delivers a short burst of electricity into specific places in the tumor.... Read More

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UC Davis Acquires New Linear Accelerator

November 09, 2013

The system is designed to allow radiation oncologists to deliver powerful treatments with pinpoint accuracy.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Melanoma Risk in Gray Quarter Horses Studied

September 20, 2013

Gray Quarter Horses could be less susceptible to melanomas compared to grays of other breeds.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Stallion Unbridled's Song Euthanized

July 26, 2013

He was euthanized due to an inoperable mass in multiple sinus cavities and around his optic nerves. ... Read More

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Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma

April 01, 2013

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancerous tumors of the equine eye. ... Read More

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AAEP 2012: Sarcoids and Tumors

December 07, 2012

Dr. Kelly Farnsworth discusses treating sarcoids, melanomas, and squamous cell carcinomas in horses.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Equine Oncology Program Unveils New Cancer Research Project

November 08, 2012

Researchers will compare and analyze the entire genome of melanoma-bearing and melanoma-free ponies.... Read More

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Tumors and Treatments

August 31, 2012

These lumps and bumps can mean trouble, but researchers are making headway in defining tumor treatment strateg... Read More

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Equine Sarcoids Chromosomal Regions Identified

May 22, 2012

A team of researchers has successfully located chromosomal regions associated with equine sarcoids.... Read More

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Evidence-Based Equine Sarcoid Treatments Reviewed

April 19, 2012

Despite the numerous sarcoid treatment choices available, no modality is 100% effective in producing a cure.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Common Equine Skin Conditions

March 19, 2012

Equine skin conditions range from fungi to allergens to who-knows what.... Read More

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AHF Releases 2011 Equine Research Project Summaries

October 06, 2011

The Arabian Horse Foundation released summaries of the research projects the organization funded in 2011. ... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Electrochemotherapy Successful in Treating Equine Sarcoids

September 02, 2011

Electrochemotherapy yielded a high nonrecurrence rate of 99.5% for individual sarcoids in the current study.... Read More

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Equine Malignant Melanoma Horse Course Archived

August 22, 2011

The latest Horse Course on equine malignant melanoma is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com. ... Read More

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Equine Melanoma: We Need to Help the Old Gray Mare

August 19, 2011

What exactly is malignant melanoma in horses, how does it progress, and how can we control it? ... Read More

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The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More

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Solid Tumors in Horses: Characteristics and Treatments

July 02, 2011

Skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tumors in horses comprise 50-80% of all equine neoplasia (tumors).... Read More