Large animal cutaneous neoplasia


Learning Objectives

  • ¬†When faced with a skin tumor on a large animal species, be able to develop a plan for diagnosis and treatment, based upon the presenting clinical signs, the likely differentials and the latest evidence

The numbers of LA tumors are limited due to the shorter lifespan of horses and cattle. The most common equine tumors are sarcoids, melanomas and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). These can often be differentiated on appearance. The most common bovine tumors are lymphosarcoma and SCC. These present differently and in different age groups.



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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.