Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: I live in the East Sandia mountains just outside of Albuquerque, NM
• Horses: 0
Not So Hot News, All Around.
So my vet came out yesterday to see my horse, Sabor, for an overdue checkup and to look at a spot on his eye, a teeth floating appointment, and a sheath cleaning. I just bought this big sweet fellow in June. The vets first great news was he found a scar on the center of the back of Sabor's eye on the lens, a cataract though not typical. He said it probably occurred secondary to a trauma or uveitis. :(
Then he told me my 15 year old horse is actually over 20. The big finale was that he has Squamous Cell Carcinoma (skin cancer) on the penis. (Lovely sounding, right?) The good news is that I am told the cancer shouldn't kill him, but will require close watching and some treatment to keep him comfortable. The eye isn't treatable, but probably won't grow any larger and he is somewhat used to it, though he is very anxious when working on that side. He's in excellent health otherwise, age withstanding. And I love him so no way he's going back. But it really made me boil all day. I have a hard time believing nobody knew any of this, especially the age before I bought him.
Anybody else have this kind of experience(s)?