What Causes Sarcoids in Horses?

Sarcoids puzzle practitioners and plague some horses. Dr. David Levine shares what scientists know about their cause.

Sarcoids puzzle practitioners and plague some horses. Dr. David Levine shares what scientists know about their cause.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live audio event, "Equine Skin Tumors: Sarcoids, Melanomas, and More." Listen to the full recording here

About the Experts

David Levine, DVM, Dipl. ACVS

David Levine, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, is an assistant professor of large animal surgery at New Bolton Center, the large animal hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Levine has been on staff as a surgeon since 2009. An avid horseman and racehorse owner, his research specialty is postoperative orthopedic implant infection. He also has conducted research on sarcoid tumors and other equine skin conditions. Levine received his veterinary degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2004.