Develop your knowledge and understanding of ocular sarcoids 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 ocular sarcoids in horses, including:
Cause – strongly associated with infection with Bovine Papillomavirus types 1 and 2.
Incidence – most common ocular tumor; 6 different types exist, but occult fibroblastic, nodular or mixed are most commonly seen affecting the eyelid.
Diagnosis – based on clinical signs. Can be confirmed by biopsy, but the latter may exacerbate the condition.
Treatment – depends upon many variables; radiation is considered to be the gold standard for any peri-ocular lesion but is expensive and has limited availability; BCG intra-lesional injections are very effective for nodular lesions.
Prognosis – guarded; quite food with aggressive treatment in solitary lesions, but recurrence is likely, and horses will remain liable in developing more sarcoids throughout their lifetime.
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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.