Causes and Treatments for Sarcoids in Horses

Updated July 12, 2023

In this excerpt from the March 2019 episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan talk about sarcoids in horses and explain the genetic component that is believed to be partially responsible for their spread. They also discuss where they most commonly occur on a horse’s body, other ways horses can get them, and why it’s fortunate/unfortunate that there are lots of treatments for sarcoids. Sometimes in the case of sarcoids, Dan also points out that the best course of action might be to do a little pretending…

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