The Role of Bovine Papillomavirus in Equine Sarcoids

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Bovine papillomavirus (BPV) has long been suspected of playing a role in the development of sarcoid tumors in horses. Different subtypes of the virus, BPV-1 and BPV-2, have been identified in individual sarcoid biopsies. It is not clear, however, whether BPV is present in all sarcoids. It is also unknown if the virus is found in other equine skin tumors or even in normal skin. A recent study

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