The clinical presentation and surgical treatment of verrucous dermatitis lesions in a draught horse

Verrucous pastern dermatitis is a progressive inflammatory skin disease commonly involving the palmar or plantar aspects of the pasterns of horses.

There are no reports of successful surgical treatment for multifocal circumscribed verrucous masses in the chronic stages of verrucous pastern dermatitis.

A combination of sharp dissection and electrocautery was used to resect numerous multifocal circumscribed verrucous masses from the distal hindlimb of an 11-year-old gelding draught horse.

There was no evidence of significant regrowth or complications at a 24 month postoperative examination.

The report is from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Poore LA, Else RW, Licka TL. Vet Dermatol 2011 Aug 9 [Epub ahead of print].

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