Equine basal cell tumors: 6 cases (1985-1999)

Nathan M. Slovis, Margaret C. McEntee, Robert A. Fairley, Larry D Galuppo, Alain P Theon

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Basal cell tumors are rare benign tumors in horses. Over a 15-year period, 6 horses were diagnosed with basal cell tumors. The tumors were well-circumscribed, freely moveable, firm, raised papules, nodules, or masses that ranged from 0.6 to 5 cm in diameter. Five of the 6 tumors were ulcerated. Based on gross appearance, the tumors were diagnosed as sarcoids, and 1 was diagnosed as a melanoma. The range of age of affected horses was 6-26 years. The tumors were identified clinically 1 week to 3 years before excision. In 4 horses for which information was available, complete surgical excision was curative with no recurrence 4 months to 2 years after removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001


  • Benign
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoid
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Trichoblastoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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