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Myeloma in Horses
Myelomas are cancers of the B type lymphocytes and rare in horses. They can occur either within the bone marrow (lymphocytic leukemia) or outside of the bones as solitary tumors (plasmacytoma). The bone marrow type is the most common type in horses. Common manifestations include limb edema, ataxia, lameness, nose bleeding, lymph node enlargement, weight loss, and depressed appetite. They occur in horses of all ages. This article discusses the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of these cancers in horses.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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