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Issues in Biological Sciences and Pharmaceutical Research
Vol.3 (8),pp.86-93, August 2015
ISSN 2350-1588
Article ID /15/BSPR023/08 pages
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Original Research Article

Clinical survey of equine sarcoids in Egypt

M. Shokry1*, E. Naoum2, E. El-Husseiny1  and A. Battour3

1Faculty of Vet. Medicine, Cairo Universit,Giza,Egypt.
2Equine consultant, Brooke Hospital Association, Cairo, Egypt.
3Animal Health Institute, Giza, Egypt

*Corresponding Author E mail: mshokry(at)


date Received: June 26, 2015     date Accepted: July 24, 2015     date Published: August 12, 2015


A total number of 159 equine cases in different regions of Egypt were surveyed. The survey consisted of 83 horses and 76 donkeys of different ages, with sarcoids. Preliminary diagnosis was dependent on the morph-clinical features of the lesion/s while the definitive diagnosis was achieved after histopathological assessment of the surgically excised lesions. Epidemiological studies revealed that the majority of the presented cases were from the south region including Luxor and Aswan governates (47.8% of cases; 44 horses and 32 donkeys). Cases in the middle region, including Cairo and Giza governates (40.9% of cases; 35 horses and 30 donkeys).Cases in the north region including Alexandria governate (11.3% of cases; 10 horses and 8 donkeys) Of the 159 cases there were 85 male cases (53.45%) and 74 female cases (46.55%). Animals affected were between 3 and 19 years of age. The age of the majority of the affected cases, were in-between 3-11 years. Of the clinical types of sarcoids (fibroblastic, mixed, nodular, verrucous, occult and malevolent), the fibroblastic and mixed types were recorded in large proportions of sarcoid cases of this study (58 cases, 36.5%) and (46 cases, 28.9%) respectively . The nodular (28 cases, 17.6%), verrucous (20 cases, 12.6%) and the occult (7 cases, 4.4%) types were less common.

Key words: Epidemiology, sarcoid, equine, dermatopathology, papilloma virus

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