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Keratoma - foot tumour Owner Factsheet

The horses foot is a complicated structure and weve all heard of the saying no foot, no horse, well this is true of keratomas. They should be treated as an emergency and prompt treatment is essential for a successful outcome and future athletic soundness.

Image: Distal phalanx: keratoma - radiograph
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What is a keratoma?

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What causes a keratoma?

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How will my vet diagnose a keratoma?

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How are keratomas treated?

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How can I prevent my horse from getting a keratoma?

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