Originally Posted by Crimsonhorse01
Is it more likely with certain breeds? All the grey arabs I've known have never had Melanoma, but quite a few QH have.
My first horse was a flea-bitten grey, QH. She ended up with melanoma, both at tail and in mouth.
* "Grey cancer" crosses breeds (from my vet and research)
* Not all greys get cancer
* Not all greys who get cancer necessarily die from it
5 years after diagnosis, the cancer metastasized and BB died at 25. She went very fast; so quickly that she died before the vet came to put her down.
There are tales of how/why greys get cancer (I read one that stated that all the dark in the young grey begins to collect in lumps on the horse, and that's why they get lighter and get cancer)--so read up as much as you can.