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  1. #1
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    Default Visual difference between sarcoid and melanoma?

    I have searched previous threads and found some interesting info, but still no definite for me.

    My grey POA mare had a lump on her hiney, in the 'pants' area halfway between top of tail and top of gaskin. It appeared I'm guessing (since I wasn't noticing) maybe 3-4 weeks ago. Was the size of a small grape.

    Yesterday it burst into a small bloody mess, and today it's as if a grape has popped out and is hanging there. I tried to pull it but it's still too attached. There is a hole left.

    What might I have here? No other lumps or bumps noticed.....yet.....

    Thanks
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    Sounds like a melanoma. A clients horse here is a roan grey and has lots of melanoma's but the one on her neck almost on the crest so is hidden a bit by her mane will burst open like that every once in a while. Talk to your vet there is several options you can try.



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    Forgot to mention: also years ago we used to get "summer sores" that had a parasite in them that also sounds like that, we never have had them since zimectrian came on the market.



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    You need to get it biopsied to make sure it isn't a Squamous Cell Carcinoma which is also fairly common in grays and pintos and can definitely fit the description you give. I lost a mare to one a few months ago after having it removed three years ago (it came back despite chemo). Don't fool around with it - make sure you know what you're dealing with.
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