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Re: [RC] Grays and that damn 'skin cancer' - Maggie Mieske

We had a vet tell us that sometimes removing the melanomas seems to aggravate them so they appear even more. ?We have never had anything done with the melanomas that Malik has. ?He has 3 or 4 that have stayed, but a few others have started and then disappeared. ?One started in the girth area and I thought we would HAVE to have it removed. ?It disappeared shortly after it started. ?It seems to be something that comes and/or goes with the seasons when they shed out in the spring or grow winter coat in the fall. ?Anyone else notice that? ?
Maggie Mieske
English Department/Foundation Program
Qatar University
P.O. Box 2713
Doha, Qatar

"Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward." - - Kierkegaard

From: Kristi Schaaf <iluvdez@xxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 9:32:48 PM
Subject: [RC] Grays and that damn 'skin cancer'

Keith wrote:
Do your gray arabians have a propensity for slow growing skin cancer? It is an issue in our world.

Ah....melanomas. The reason I vow to never buy any more gray horses. I have two gray Arabs. The 'white' one is 19 and has never had a melanoma (which means he's beating the odds as supposedly 80% of gray horses have them after age 15). The heavily flea bitten one got his first melanoma at age four and we've been fighting them off ever since. He's ten now, and recently had to have one surgically removed from just above his eye. Nasty looking surgical wound site when it was done but it's healed nicely, luckily. Add the scars from the ones removed from his butt cheeks and a necklace scar from a bad fencing accident, and he's starting to look like one bad ass tough horse (when, unfortunately the opposite is true...sigh....).


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[RC] Grays and that damn 'skin cancer', Kristi Schaaf