Owners' perception of the efficacy of Newmarket bloodroot ointment in treating equine sarcoids
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Sarcoids account for 39.9% of all equine cancers and are the most common cancer diagnosed in horses. There is no breed predilection for developing sarcoids and they can occur at any age, with horses three to six years old being the most common age group and males being slightly more prone to developing the disease. Sarcoids are also more prevalent in certain familial lines, suggesting that there may be a heritable component. Several studies have found an association between the presence of Bovine papillomavirus-1 and 2 and associated viral growth proteins in skin cells with sarcoid formation, but the exact mechanism that controls or induces epidermal proliferation remains unknown. However, high viral loads within cells are strongly correlated with more severe clinical signs and aggressive lesions
A description of the experience
Can Vet J. 2014 Jul;55(7):683-6.
Owners' perception of the efficacy of Newmarket bloodroot ointment in treating equine sarcoids.
Wilford S1, Woodward E1, Dunkel B1.
- 1Department of Clinical Science and Services, Equine Referral Hospital (Wilford, Dunkel), and Final Year Veterinary Student (Woodward), The Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, Herts AL9 7TA, United Kingdom.
A retrospective questionnaire-based survey was used to determine the perceived efficacy of Newmarket bloodroot ointment in treating equine sarcoids. In 49 horses with 74 sarcoids, 64 sarcoids responded either completely (n = 49) or partially (n = 15) while 10 did not respond or worsened. Sarcoids < 2 cm responded better to treatment (P < 0.001) than did larger sarcoids.