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My vet recently diagnosed my gelding with sarcoids. He has a few bumps in his armpit/elbow area. It's one larger, more nodular bump and two smaller bumps. She is recommending to start with Xxterra and see how it goes before removing the big one. Because of where it is, my horse would probably rip the stitches out easily if she surgically removed the big one first.

Has anyone dealt with sarcoids? Did they come back? How was getting rid of them?
 

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SILs mare had them in her ears. I think she just left them be but they weren't in an area that they would get aggravated. What kind are they? The nodules that look like lumps or the warty ones?
 

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Yes, my horse had them almost exactly as you describe when I first bought her. Commenting here so when I'm back in front of my computer I remember to search for my very old thread about her treatment. Six years later, they have stayed away after that treatment, which didn't involve surgical removal, only topical treatment.
 

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SILs mare had them in her ears. I think she just left them be but they weren't in an area that they would get aggravated. What kind are they? The nodules that look like lumps or the warty ones?
Mix of the two. The big one is more warty/nodular type and the two others are two smaller lump/bump types that flank the bigger one.
 

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I have a gelding that had one on his rear inner thigh. Left it alone until it got to the point of breaking open and bleeding a lot. Had it surgically removed and it came back so fast and huge that it popped the stitches. About that time I heard a lady talking about using noxema on her dog's sarcoid tumor and having luck, she had heard about it from a person who was successful using it on her horse. I had some here so I thought WTH, why not try it? Every day for more than 6 months I rubbed noxema on it. It didn't get totally rid of it but shrank and flattened it out. Started using Prouds Off on what remained of it which eventually took it down to smooth skin. That's been probably a good 7 or 8 years ago and he has remained tumor free. I believe the noxema killed the tumor because the thing went from the size of one of those rubber bouncy balls you used to get out of gumball machines (larger than a marble, smaller than a golf ball) to what I would describe as deflated balloon hanging on his leg, which is what the Prouds Off finished removing. If he ever gets another that will be my first line of defense and I'll avoid surgery if I can. I was told it will not work on any other type of tumor such as the melanomas gray horses tend to get. I knew for sure Thunder's was a sarcoid because it got tested with the surgical removal.
 

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OK , this is the thread I had when my mare developed both nodular and occult sarcoids under her right armpit: http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/nasty-sarcoid-explosion-how-would-you-133396/
There are pictures throughout the thread so you can see the progression.

My vet's main approach is to use Aldara, which has been researched for use on sarcoids by University of Minnesota: https://www.vetmed.umn.edu/centers-...-center/completed-clinical-studies/aldara-faq

At the end of the day, it resolved pretty well for her. She still has some loose skin in that area, and the nodular sarcoid isn't 100% gone, it's still a tiny bump. But fortunately, it was just far enough forward the girth didn't interfere.
 

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OK , this is the thread I had when my mare developed both nodular and occult sarcoids under her right armpit: http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/nasty-sarcoid-explosion-how-would-you-133396/
There are pictures throughout the thread so you can see the progression.

My vet's main approach is to use Aldara, which has been researched for use on sarcoids by University of Minnesota: https://www.vetmed.umn.edu/centers-...-center/completed-clinical-studies/aldara-faq

At the end of the day, it resolved pretty well for her. She still has some loose skin in that area, and the nodular sarcoid isn't 100% gone, it's still a tiny bump. But fortunately, it was just far enough forward the girth didn't interfere.
Reading about yours helped a lot! That's almost identical to what I'm dealing with with the larger nodular part!
 
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