Keratoma 1

Another Interesting Case This Week!

Keratoma 1 Keratoma 2 Keratoma 3 Keratoma 4

This horse presented at the vets, with a suspected keratoma.
A keratoma is the formation of abnormal tissue (benign tumour) within the inner layers of the hoof wall of the horses foot.

X-rays were taken of the foot to identify exactly where the keratoma was.

The affected area was surgically cut away, we then applied a shoe along with a hospital plate to stabilise the foot.
The front of the foot is kept bandaged to prevent infection and changed daily.

Eventually a hard layer of horn will form over the affected area, in time the defect in the hoof wall will grow out and the hoof will return to normal.