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Keratoma is a nonmalignant horse tumor that grows in the space between the horn of the hoof and the distal phalanx. Keratoma causes lameness in the horse, and surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Four horses underwent removal of a keratoma by complete hoof wall resection. The remaining...

Author(s)
Leonardi, F.; Angelone Mario; Biacca, C.; Battaglia, B.; Pecorari, L.; Conti, V.; Costa, G. L.; Ramoni, R.; Grolli, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2020, 92,
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of CT in the diagnosis of and presurgical planning for equids with keratomas treated by hoof wall resection and determine postoperative complications and outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: 29 horses and 3 mules with keratomas treated by partial or...

Author(s)
Katzman, S. A.; Spriet, M.; Galuppo, L. D.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2019, 254, 2, pp 266-274
Abstract

A keratoma is a rare cause of lameness in horses. It typically arises from the epidermal keratin-producing cells of the stratum germinativum of the coronary band; however, keratomas can arise from any part of the inner surface of the sole or hoof wall. Clinical examination findings can be variable; ...

Author(s)
Pritchard, L.
Publisher
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, Peterborough, UK
Citation
Veterinary Times, 2015, 45, 18, pp 16-17
Abstract

The article describes keratoma - a rare disease of hoof in horses. Keratoma is formed by keratin mass produced by corium coronae, corium parietis, or corium soleae, located between corium and the stratum externum of hoof wall. The cause of this phenomenon remains unknown. Usually, deformations in...

Author(s)
Górski, K.; Bereznowski, A.; Turek, B.; Rakowska, A.
Publisher
Krajowa Izba Lekarsko Weterynaryjna, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Życie Weterynaryjne, 2017, 92, 4, pp 282-284
Abstract

Keratoma is a very rare condition, but if occurs often results in lameness in a horse. Despite its rarity, it is one of the most common reasons to perform foot surgery, because the surgery is the only effective treatment. In this case report diagnosis was based on radiographs of the foot and...

Author(s)
Jaworska, J.
Publisher
Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, Athens, Greece
Citation
Deltion tes Ellenikes Kteniatrikes Etaireias = Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, 2016, 67, 1, pp 51-56
Abstract

Reasons for performing study: There are no data on the frequency of post operative complications following keratoma removal, such as recurrence, hoof wall instability and excessive granulation tissue formation, or their relation to the method of surgical removal. Objective: To identify important...

Author(s)
Smith, S. J. B.; Clegg, P. D.; Hughes, I.; Singer, E. R.
Publisher
Equine Veterinary Journal Ltd, Newmarket, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2006, 38, 2, pp 127-133
Abstract

Objectives: To (1) describe the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of keratomas; (2) describe a CT- or MRI-assisted partial hoof wall resection technique for removal of keratomas; and (3) evaluate the morbidity and postoperative outcome of these horses. Study...

Author(s)
Getman, L. M.; Davidson, E. J.; Ross, M. W.; Leitch, M.; Richardson, D. W.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Surgery, 2011, 40, 6, pp 708-714
Abstract

The clinical and histological findings in mare in Austria with an isolated keratoma resulting from external trauma to the coronary band are presented. A 14-year-old Standardbred mare with recurrent keratoma in the lateral heel region of the right foreleg was subjected to clinical and radiographic...

Author(s)
Patan, B.; Licka, T.; Budras, K. D.
Publisher
Schattauer GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere, 2005, 33, 5, pp 339-347
Abstract

Two competitive horses were presented for examination of chronic lameness; one associated with a hoof-wall deformity, the other with a firm mass over the dorsal pastern region. Radiographs revealed moderately radiopaque masses associated with both deformities. The lesions were characterised...

Author(s)
Gasiorowski, J. C.; Getman, L. M.; Richardson, D. W.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2011, 23, 10, pp 489-493
Abstract

A keratoma was diagnosed in a 6-year-old Clydesdale gelding with recurrent 'pus in the foot'. The keratoma was excised through an inverted 'V' dorsal wall hoof resection up to 2 cm distal to the coronary band, the foot was bandaged and shod, and the horse treated with antibiotics and...

Author(s)
Chan, C. C. H.; Munroe, G. A.
Citation
Veterinary Record, 1997, 140, 17, pp 453-456

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