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Online Journal of Veterinary Research©

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994

ISSN 1328-925X

Volume 27 (12):674-677, 2023.

Fibrous epulis gingival hyperplasia in a horse.


Vezzali Enrico, Morandi Federico, Rodolfi Fabio, Sarli Giuseppe, Benazzi Cinzia.


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy.




Enrico V, Federico M, Fabio R, Giuseppe S, Cinzia B., Fibrous epulis (gingival hyperplasia) in a horse, Onl J Vet Res., 27 (12):674-677, 2023. Fibrous epulides gingival hyperplasia are rare in the horse and classification of these gingival lesions varies greatly. An 18 year saddle gelding was referred for treatment of intraoral pedunculated 5cm diameter mass located on vestibular mucosa between bone of right 1st and 2nd incisor upper jaw. The firm mass was reported as rapidly growing and non-painful, but causing poor mastication due to the upper lip deviation.Radiography by lateral projection excluded bone involvement. Standing horse was sedated with 1.1mg/kg Xilazin IV for surgical removal. Bleeding wound was washed in polycresulene. Mass was removed for microscopy stained with hematoxylin, eosin and Massonís trichrome Nine months after removal we found no recurrency which we diagnosed as fibrous epulis or hyperplasia.


Key words: Gingival hyperplasia, epulis, horse.