ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO

EQUINE DISEASES
Sameeh M. Abutarbush
BVSc, MVetSc, Diplomate ABVP, Diplomate ACVIM
Assistant Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid, Jordan
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cryotherapy with surgical resection.63a Photograph of a mature horse with a dry.1. squamous cell carcinoma. A fl at sarcoid with alopecia at the base of the mane. cutaneous habronemiasis. fi broblastic. cryotherapy. Figure 5. chemotherapy (cisplatin). It is important to take steps to reduce the incidence of autotransplantation if surgical excision is elected. Sameeh M. nodular. Treatment options (in order of success. Morphologically. Differential diagnoses should include granulation tissue. lesions have been classifi ed as occult. Horses–Diseases. Abutarbush. Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures–veterinary–Atlases. melanoma. Horse Diseases–diagnosis–Atlases.I45 2009 636.1′089–dc22 Sarcoids Sarcoid is the most common skin tumor of the horse. SF 951 C7194 2009] SF951. and mixed sarcoid. A viral etiology (bovine papilloma virus) is proposed and outbreaks associated with heavy fl y infestations can occur. and surgical resection alone.63b 5 . 2. I. and dermatophytosis. Figure 5. verrucous (warty). fl at sarcoid in the proximal cervical region. [DNLM: 1. malevolent. highest fi rst) include brachytherapy.

306 .305 Figure 5.64 A nodular sarcoid dorsal and caudal to the commissure of the lip in a mature horse.

Signs of facial crusting and scaling tend to appear before generalized clinical signs. Spontaneous regression can occur. Figure 5. 5 A fi broblastic sarcoid on the upper lip.Figure 5. Systemic wasting disease is a common concurrent fi nding.66 Sarcoidosis is a rare exfoliative dermatitis with unknown etiology. Shown .65a A fi broblastic sarcoid on the dorsolateral aspect of the left front fetlock. however. progression of the disease to the point of euthanasia is more common.65b Figure 5.

5.here is a mature horse of undetermined age with generalized scaling and alopecia that was diagnosed with sarcoidosis.66 ). Sarcoidosis 5 307 Figure 5. .67 Progression of clinical signs in the above mentioned horse (fi g. Note this disease is not a manifestation of the common skin tumor sarcoid.

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