Develop your knowledge and understanding of melanomas in horses. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the common skin tumors course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of melanomas in horses, including:
Cause – unknown.
Signs – hyperpigmented, form nodular lesions.
Diagnosis – pathology.
Treatment – depends upon extent and site of lesion.
Prognosis – variable, often benign and cause no problems (especially in gray horses); may be malignant and metastasize. As lesions enlarge, they may cause problems due to obstruction of rectum or urethra, and secondary complications such as ulceration, abscessation and maggot infestation are also seen.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Equis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.