Equine Sarcoid Clinic 20th October

The only predictable thing about equine sarcoids is that they are totally unpredictable!

There is still a lot to be learnt about equine sarcoids. They are best described as a type of skin cancer.
Sarcoids are a tumour of fibroblasts, which are a normal skin cell responsible for many structural aspects of
skin. They can be similar in appearance to a wart and are also thought to be related to the bovine papilloma
virus. However the major difference between an equine sarcoid and a wart is that a sarcoid is usually
permanent whereas warts usually regress in time.

Our preferred method of sarcoid removal is laser removal, and on 20th October we have Richard Payne MRCVS from Rossdales & Partners will be coming to the practice in Hainford to laser off any pesky sarcoids your horse may have.

If you are interested, please call the surgery for more information. Most horses can be treated as outpatients and the procedure is done under standing sedation. We have had very good cosmetic results from laser treatment and very low recurrence rates. We currently only have 2 spaces left on a first come first served basis, so do get in touch on 01603 899930.