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Topical Chemotherapy Using Cisplatin for Treatment of Malignant Melanoma in a Grey Horse
Hyohoon Jeong1 and Young Sam Kwon2,*
1Department of Equine Resources Science, School of Equine Science, Cheju Halla University, 38 Halladaehak-ro, Jeju 63092, Republic of Korea; 2Department of Veterinary Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, 80 Daehakro, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea; *Corresponding author:


A 7-year-old grey horse was referred to Kyungpook National University Veterinary Teaching Hospital due to two slowly growing pigmented masses located on her tail. At presentation, about 2 cm in diameter round dome-shaped masses with firm consistency were visualized and palpated one on the dorsal tail root on Co5 and the other on ventral proximal tail, between Co6 and Co7 area. A fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy confirmed malignant melanoma. A series of four topical chemotherapy with 2-week intervals was conducted using cisplatin in water-sesame seed oil emulsion. The tumor sites appeared healed with no signs of recurrence of tumor 6 weeks after completion of the treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a treatment of the malignant melanoma using cisplatin in a horse in Republic of Korea.

To Cite This Article: Jeong H and Kwon YS, 2020. Topical chemotherapy using cisplatin for treatment of malignant melanoma in a grey horse. Pak Vet J, 40(1): 130-132.


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)