Cancer

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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

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UC Davis to Celebrate New Linear Accelerator with Free CE

October 19, 2013

The CE will be a part of the dedication ceremony for the new TrueBeam linear accelerator.... Read More

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Utter Speaks about Eye Cancer in Horses at Penn Vet

January 18, 2013

Monthly First Tuesday lecture series focuses on equine eye cancer in February.... 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

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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Commentary: Equine Melanoma and the Nature of Malignancy

July 07, 2012

One veterinarian shares his views on equine melanoma and malignancy.... Read More

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Cisplatin and Vaccination

April 01, 2012

My gelding was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his third eyelid. He'll be starting cisplatin injecti... Read More

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New 'Cancer Vaccine' for Horses in the Works (AAEP 2011)

March 27, 2012

Researchers are testing a 'cancer vaccine' to determine if it might be a viable equine treatment option.... Read More

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Paraneoplastic Signs: First Indicators of Cancer in Horses?

September 23, 2011

Paraneoplastic manifestations are often the first clue a horse has developed an internal form of cancer.... 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

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Once-Over Grooming

July 01, 2011

Grooming gives you visual and tactile information about your horse's health.... Read More

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2010 Derby Contender Devil May Care Succumbs to Cancer

May 04, 2011

Devil May Care, a starter in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, was euthanized May 4 after a confirmed diagnosis of lymphosarcoma, a form of cancer. The filly's condition was recently confirmed by Johanna Reimer, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, of ... Read More

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Genital Cancer in Horses Linked to Newly Discovered Virus

January 12, 2011

A newly discovered virus might be a cause of equine genital cancer, an aggressive type of skin cancer that affects male and female horses of all breeds, according to Tim Scase, BSc, BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVP, director of Bridge ... Read More

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Sunburn and Photosensitivity in Horses

August 01, 2010

Like humans, horses are susceptible to sunburn, especially on the non-pigmented pink-skinned areas. ... Read More

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Sarcoid Development May Have Genetic Basis

June 06, 2010

The development of sarcoids--the most frequent of equine skin tumors--appears to have a genetic basis, and Swiss researchers are now honing in on the exact genes responsible for the disease.

A new major study involving 222 horses yie... Read More

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Intestinal Cancer in Horses: Expect the Unexpected

April 17, 2010

Consider cancer as a possibility in older horses with long-bone fractures and no history of trauma, encouraged a group of veterinarians from Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Cancer is relatively ... Read More

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Sarcoids and Other Skin Tumors Discussed by Vets

December 26, 2009

A variety of sarcoid and skin tumor treatments and management topics were discussed by veterinarians during a Table Topic at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention. All veterinarians in the room had treated skin... Read More

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Third Eyelid Tumors Require Prompt Vet Attention

October 29, 2009

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common cancers in horses. Commonly appearing as small, wartlike bumps on the eyelid or surface of the eye, they require early treatment. While a conscientious owner might quickly notice a new... Read More

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Predicting Colic: Horse Breeds at Higher Risk

September 30, 2009

Researchers have noticed that certain breeds of horses are predisposed to certain types of colic. ... Read More

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Gastric Cancer in Horses: Researchers Scope out the Details

August 31, 2009

Abdominal tumors are only rarely diagnosed in horses, but the amount of time horses usually survive after such a finding is shockingly short. Because the signs of gastric cancer are vague, diagnosing gastric cancer in horses can... Read More

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Equine Sarcoid Treatment Recommendations, WEVA 2008

April 23, 2009

The equine sarcoid is an unpredictable skin tumor capable of wreaking havoc on a horse's body. While not technically a "cancer" (neoplasm) in the pathological sense, sarcoids are often considered as such because they are a potential career- and... Read More

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NC State Opens New Facility to Treat Equine Cancers

April 18, 2009

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine now offers horse owners the option for radiation therapy of equine skin cancers that... Read More

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AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More