Skin Cancer in Goats: Melanoma
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Although melanoma in goats is quite rare, it is devastating when it does happen because there is no cure. In this episode, we are talking to Julie Jarvis PA-C, a retired Dermatology Physician Assistant who practiced human medicine for 21 years. She has also been a goat farmer since 2004, and one of her goats was recently diagnosed with melanoma. In my post on squamous cell carcinoma, I talked about how easy it is to misdiagnose it, and the same is true of melanoma. Since Julie had 21 years experience in human dermatology, she knew something was seriously wrong when she saw what most people would have assumed was an injury or hoof rot. Julie goes into detail about what she saw and what she did, as well as the research she found on melanoma in goats. See full show notes here >> To see the most recent episodes, visit Want to support the content you love? Head over to --
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