BCG emulsion immunotherapy of equine sarcoid

Authors

  • B. A. VANSELOW,

    1. Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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      Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, PMB, (UNE) Armidale, 2351, Australia

  • I. ABETZ,

    1. Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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      CSIRO, Division of Tropical Animal Science, Brisbane, Australia

  • A. R. B. JACKSON

    1. Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
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Summary

Of 61 horses with sarcoids treated with intralesional injection of a double emulsion incorporating inactivated bacillus Calmette Guérin organisms, 36 (59 per cent) showed complete regression and 11 (18 per cent) showed partial regression. The majority of cases required only one treatment. Not all sarcoids were responsive to this therapy; those not responding were usually large or on horses with multiple sarcoids.

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