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Cancer is a group of diseases that causes changes in normal cell growth where cells begin to multiply chaotically. This multiplication of cells can form masses which can impede the normal function of the body. Cancer begins to spread throughout the body when it is metastasizing. Common cancers found in horses include squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and sarcoid.
If you suspect that your horse may have cancer, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
Treatment for cancer can include surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Whether surgery is a treatment option for your horse depends on the location and size of the masses. Chemotherapy can be a treatment option through medication, and radiotherapy may be conducted to prevent cancer cells from spreading.
Concerned your horse may have cancer symptoms? Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinary professionals today at https://vetster.com/ for advice and to learn more.
Carpitis is inflammation of the soft connective tissues on the surface of the bones of the carpus of a horse. The horse carpus is the equivalent of the human knee joint. This inflammation can involve the fibrous joint capsule, synovial membrane, and associated ligaments and bones of the carpus.
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