• NOLA Animal Clinic
  • 4554 Downman Rd.,
  • New Orleans,
  • Louisiana,
  • 70126
  • Phone: (504) 241-6462
  • Website: nolaanimalclinic.com

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Horses + Tumors

  • A keratoma is a rare benign tumor of the inner layer of keratin-producing epidermal hoof wall cells that forms inside a horse's foot. As the tumor slowly grows, it expands and separates the hoof wall laminae, causing pain and lameness.

  • Equine sarcoids are the most common tumors seen and account for approximately nine out of every ten skin tumors seen in horses. They are non-malignant (i.e., they do not spread throughout the body) but do grow larger and often spread and multiply locally.