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Surgical treatment of penile and preputial neoplasia in the horse



Between 6 and 10% of all neoplasms in the horse are reported to involve the penis or the prepuce. Penile or preputial neoplasia in the horse can cause discomfort, and in advanced cases can result in systemic disease. Therefore, it is important that the general practitioner is able to advise an owner on the most appropriate treatment for their horse and on any potential complications. This article outlines the approach to a case with penile or preputial neoplasia and describes the surgical treatment options.