Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
That is a squamous cell carcinoma. It's very common in tissue like the eyes, rectum, penis, mouth. My horse has problems with this on his shaft. The horse you're looking at is grey...and grey horses are prone to tumors. I know. My horse is grey.
These tumors can be treated and removed, but most of the time they return. I can't tell you how many tumors I have had frozen off from my horse's shaft, or how many we've surgically removed. THEY WILL RETURN, especially if the horse is grey. We had ONE year with no visible tumor activity. Don't buy this horse. You have no idea what is going on inside and he could very easily end up losing that eye at the very least.
Unfortunately, this year my horse's shaft has exploded with tumors. Big flat ones, and tiny seed sized ones which worry us more than the big ones! We've made the decision to stop treatment and keep him comfortable until we no longer can and then euthanize him. He's 14.
I LOVE grey horses, but after the experience we've had with mine, I'll never buy another. Someone once said that grey isn't a color, it's a condition. I believe them.
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
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