Sarcoids are the most common skin tumour of horses, accounting for 40% of all equine cancers.
They affect breeds of all ages and both sexes. Most skin lumps in horses that are non-painful and non-itchy are sarcoids. Sarcoids do not usually self-curing and affected horses often develop multiple sarcoids at once.
Sarcoids are skin tumours. They are persistent and progressive skin lumps that occur mainly around the head, in the axilla, and the groin area, as well as developing in wounds where they can be confused with ‘proud flesh’.
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