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Treatment of a keratoma in a Clydesdale horse
  1. C. C-H. Chan, BVSc, CertES(O), MRCVS1,1 and
  2. G. A. Munroe, BVSc, PhD, CertEO, DESM, FRCVS2
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Surgery, Glasgow University Veterinary School, Bearsden Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1QH
  2. 2 Large Animal Hospital, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Veterinary Field Station, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG


A keratoma was diagnosed in a six-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 phenylbutazone. The dorsal hoof wall regrew completely and the horse gradually returned to full work.

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  • Mr Chan's present address is The Ashbrook Equine Hospital, Middlewich Road, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9JQ

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