My friends gelding came up with this wound on the corner of his mouth. We thought possibly it could be from the bit, but it definitely is not. It has gotten more swollen and bigger within the last few weeks. Vet said it was skin cancer and we have started him on Chemo shots. Anyone seen or experienced this before? Any advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, I read the same about it happening more to light colored horses. We plan on staying the course with chemo. Just was hoping someone would chime in and say "Yes my horse had this, did chemo and all is well now" :) Always comforting hearing people who have gone through the same thing. Thanks!
Look into cleanhorse.com. It's a black salve. One of my horses had a sarcoid on his side that was growing rapidly/aggressively. The clean horse salve got rid of it permanently in about two weeks. My dad has used it for tons of skin cancer. This is a tough location. Cutting will spread. Chemo is no good. You can give this salve internally. The guy who makes the formulation is very helpful. It's an old cowboy/indian remedy.
I've had horses with melanoma type tumours under the dock that have never got any bigger or caused a problem. Surgery can sometimes make them worse so its a risk you have to consider
My friends gelding had cancer in the mouth like yours and unfortunately it did not respond to treatment. I think you have to give a realistic time period for improvement and then consider if he's in pain if its fair to him to continue
Sorry its not a happy reply
I really hope you have success