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post #1 of 3 Old 01-03-2011, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Sarcoids

Hey everyone,

Just wanting a bit of help with sarcoids...
My horse has previously had 2 sarcoids and i have had the vet out twice to have them treated but i was just woundering if there was anything else i can do and what sarcoids are exactly?
Ive heard that they are a type of caner is this correct?
And also will my horse have these all his life, now that he has had them twice?

Thanks guys,
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-03-2011, 09:06 AM
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Usually the typical way to treat sarcoids is to remove them surgically and the vet has to go deep enough to remove the whole tumor.Or a vet can burn them off, but again it has to go deep enough to take the whole tumor. If even a small portion is left behind, the cells get "angry" and return with a vengence.
Sarcoids are a form of benign skin tumors.
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-03-2011, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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thats great, thanks for the information wyominggrandma :)

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