Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 11 (november 2020) : 1367-1372

A Study of Occurrence, Gross and Histopathological Characteristics of Canine Cutaneous Neoplasms

Raimon Mathew, I.S. Sajitha, Sudheesh S. Nair, B. Dhanush Krishna, S.S. Devi, Mammen J. Abraham
1College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy-680 651, Kerala, India.
Cite article:- Mathew Raimon, Sajitha I.S., Nair S. Sudheesh, Krishna Dhanush B., Devi S.S., Abraham J. Mammen (2020). A Study of Occurrence, Gross and Histopathological Characteristics of Canine Cutaneous Neoplasms. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(11): 1367-1372. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3901.
The present work was undertaken to study the occurrence along with the gross and histopathological features of canine cutaneous neoplasms in and around Thrissur. A total of 17 tumour samples were examined during the study. The mean age of the dogs affected with tumours was 6.55±0.59 years. The occurrence was slightly higher in males, but there was no association (p>0.05) between the sex and occurrence of skin tumours. Among the various breeds, Labradors were more affected with these tumours. Grossly, most of the tumours were round to oval in shape with soft to firm consistency and greyish white colour. Histopathological examination confirmed majority of the tumours as benign with more number of epithelial/melanocytic tumours.
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