Sarcoids: Treatment Should Be Early And Aggressive

The most common skin tumors in horses, sarcoids are thought to affect about 2 percent of horses across the globe. Though the tumors don’t spread, they can still be uncomfortable for the affected horse, potentially affecting eyelid function and leading to ulceration of they eyeball. Believed to be caused by a bovine papillomavirus transmitted by […]

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Positron Emission Tomography Performed On Standing Horse For First Time

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has achieved another milestone in clinical equine imaging with the first successful use of positron emission tomography (PET) on a standing horse. Equine PET, pioneered at UC Davis with the first horse imaged in April 2015, has until now required patients to be under general anesthesia. The ability […]

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Porky Porcine Leverages Star Power To Bring CT Scanner To Canada

Esther the Wonder Pig is 600-pounds of porcine celebrity and she’s using her star power for good. Cared for by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, who own the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Milton, Ontario, Esther has over 1.3 million followers on Facebook. After falling ill last year and being referred to the University […]

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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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