Why sarcoids should not be ignored *H&H VIP*

  • Sarcoid is a form of skin cancer with a viral basis. The development of an effective vaccine that will resolve the aggressive growth of these warty nodules — or prevent them in the first place — has so far proved a forlorn hope. Direct inoculation of the virus into the skin neither resolves the tumours nor protects a horse from developing them. Additionally, the majority of horses with even the most severe sarcoids fail to produce any protective antibody immunity to the virus involved in the process of the disease.