One veterinarian shares his views on equine melanoma and malignancy.
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Researchers are testing a 'cancer vaccine' to determine if it might be a viable equine treatment option.
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Paraneoplastic manifestations are often the first clue a horse has developed an internal form of cancer.
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November 09, 2013
The system is designed to allow radiation oncologists to deliver powerful treatments with pinpoint accuracy.... Read More
October 19, 2013
The CE will be a part of the dedication ceremony for the new TrueBeam linear accelerator.... Read More
January 18, 2013
Monthly First Tuesday lecture series focuses on equine eye cancer in February.... Read More
August 31, 2012
These lumps and bumps can mean trouble, but researchers are making headway in defining tumor treatment strateg... Read More
July 07, 2012
One veterinarian shares his views on equine melanoma and malignancy.... Read More
April 01, 2012
My gelding was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his third eyelid. He'll be starting cisplatin injecti... Read More
March 27, 2012
Researchers are testing a 'cancer vaccine' to determine if it might be a viable equine treatment option.... Read More
September 23, 2011
Paraneoplastic manifestations are often the first clue a horse has developed an internal form of cancer.... Read More
August 22, 2011
The latest Horse Course on equine malignant melanoma is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com. ... Read More
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
July 02, 2011
Skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tumors in horses comprise 50-80% of all equine neoplasia (tumors).... Read More
July 01, 2011
Grooming gives you visual and tactile information about your horse's health.... Read More
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
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
August 01, 2010
Like humans, horses are susceptible to sunburn, especially on the non-pigmented pink-skinned areas of the body. The skin condition photosensitization (a sensitivity to sun exposure) is different from sunburn in that it often affects both pigmented... Read More
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
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
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
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
September 30, 2009
Researchers have noticed that certain breeds of horses are predisposed to certain types of colic. ... Read More
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
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
April 18, 2009
The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine now offers horse owners the option for radiation therapy of equine skin Read Mores that...
January 28, 2009
Over the last year, two leading forces in the international world of Thoroughbred racing and equine health have donated a total of $1.14 million to the laboratory led by Colorado State University Professor Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT,... Read More
November 06, 2008
During the past few years, the oncology team at Washington State University (WSU) has successfully treated several horses with cancer using radiation therapy. Previously, this type of treatment was considered an unrealistic option for horses wit... Read More
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