• Blue River Chatfield Veterinary Hospital
  • 8420 W Ken Caryl Ave Littleton Colorado 80128 US,
  • Littleton,
  • Colorado,
  • 80128
  • Phone: 303) 978-9750

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Horses + Tumors

    • A keratoma is a rare benign tumor of the inner layer of keratin-producing epidermal hoof wall cells that forms inside a horse's foot. As the tumor slowly grows, it expands and separates the hoof wall laminae, causing pain and lameness.

    • Equine sarcoids are the most common tumors seen and account for approximately nine out of every ten skin tumors seen in horses. They are non-malignant (i.e., they do not spread throughout the body) but do grow larger and often spread and multiply locally.