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Equine Diseases - Sarcoids
Description of Equine Sarcoids DiseaseTweet
This disease is a very common equine skin cancer. It is not peculiar to any particular breed or age of horse although horses in the 3 – 6 yr age group are more prone to it. Male horses seem to be more vulnerable to sarcoids than female horses. There could also be a genetic link. Sarcoids can tend to look a little like warts..
Causes of Equine Sarcoids:
The Bovine papilloma virus is thought to be the most common cause of sarcoids.
Symptoms of Equine Sarcoids:
Symptoms of sarcoids are single or multiple lesions on the head, legs, genitalia or around a wound.
Treatment of Equine Sarcoids:
Your vet will prescribe treatment based on the diagnosis as each case is highly individual. Some sarcoids can regress spontaneously regardless of treatment. Options for treatment are surgical removal, topical treatment, freezing sarcoids with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), injection of small sarcoids (usually around the eyes) with the chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin . External beam radiation can also be used on small sarcoids.