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Advances In Treating Sarcoid Tumors In Horses

While the cardiovascular or neurological systems often get more attention when it comes to health-related topics in equines, it is the integumentary system, which includes the skin, hair, hooves and more that is actually the largest of all systems. In addition to common skin lacerations or irritations, tumors such as sarcoids can have an adverse […]

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New Test For Equine Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma Developed

Haflinger horses are more prone to ocular squamous cell carcinoma and a test for the gene that makes them susceptible has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, reports HorseTalk. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most-common type of tumor in horses and the most frequent eye tumor in horses. Developed by […]

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Beloved Horse Finds Breast Cancer in Owner

Jacqueline Lloyd, a mother and horse owner from Wirral, Meyerside, England, says her horse, Maguire, helped discover her aggressive form of breast cancer. Maguire had been behaving strangely in the weeks prior to her diagnosis—refusing to walk on the traditional right side of the handler and nudging Jacqueline’s chest, always in one spot. When she […]

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Dying Kentucky Woman Says Final Farewell To Beloved Horse

First diagnosed with cancer when she was 15, Lisa Beech recently discovered that the disease had spread throughout her body–and that she would not survive it. Now in Hospice care at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., the 49-year-old horse lover got an amazing gift from her daughter, Amanda Sturgill. After learning her mom most likely only […]

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University of Kentucky Oncologist Performs Second Surgery On Horse With Cancer

A radiation oncologist from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has performed implant surgeries on two horses with cancerous tumors at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr. Jonathan Feddock was brought in six months ago on a case involving a Saddlebred horse with a tumor near its eye after multiple traditional treatment attempts had […]

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Veterinarians Successfully Implant First Radiation Device in Equine Cancer Patient

IsoRay Inc., a medical technology company and innovator in brachytherapy and medical isotope applications, today announced the world’s first veterinary implant of a horse suffering from cancer utilizing IsoRay’s Cesium-131 internal radiation (brachytherapy) cancer therapy. “Forty Five Caliber” (better known as “LB”) is an 8-year-old American Saddlebred gelding, who formerly competed throughout the U.S. as […]

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‘A GOOD TRADE’

By Ray Paulick I’ve known Thoroughbred owner and breeder Charles E. Harris, a recently retired New York venture capitalist, for the better part of 20 years. We’ve had some extended conversations about the horse industry over dinner or at the races, traded emails back and forth, and I even had the opportunity to publish his […]

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