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Horses + Tumors

  • A keratoma is a rare benign tumor of the inner layer of keratin-producing epidermal hoof wall cells that forms inside a horse's foot. As the tumor slowly grows, it expands and separates the hoof wall laminae, causing pain and lameness.

  • Equine sarcoids are the most common tumors seen and account for approximately nine out of every ten skin tumors seen in horses. They are non-malignant (i.e., they do not spread throughout the body) but do grow larger and often spread and multiply locally.

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1903 S.E. Third Street
PO Box 163
Aledo, IL 61231

Phone: (309) 582-2622
Fax: (309) 582-2532

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

Farm calls are available by appointment on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Please note we are closed the 3rd Saturday of each month.