Oncology is the study of the development, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Over 50 different types of cancers have been identified in equines from the more common ones affecting the skin such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma to internal cancers such as lymphoma and adenocarcinoma.

Research involving equine cancer not only benefits the horse but also other species including humans as greater understanding in one species furthers the understanding in another leading to cutting edge developments in diagnosis and treatment. 

Follow our researchers in this exciting and growing area of research.

Wood, GeoffOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph-Pathobiology

Areas of Equine Research

Ontario’s equine researchers investigate a wide range of issues involving horses and the horse industry. Click on a link below to see who’s working in that area.


Do you have a question about our content or have a suggestion on how to improve our website?

Contact Us