Recent News for Eye and Ear Problems


First Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine Available Soon

October 09, 2015

The USDA-approved vaccine prevents the disease responsible for foal abortion, kidney and liver failure, and uveitis.... Read More


Researchers Review Risk Factors for Deep Stromal Abscesses

October 09, 2015

The region in which a horse lives, his surroundings, and more can put him at risk for developing these eye abscesses.... Read More


Nunnery to Discuss Equine Vision During Free Lecture

August 10, 2015

Ophthalmologist Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will present "Equine Vision: What Does My Horse See?" on Sept. 8.... Read More


Upper Eyelids Hold Upper Hand in Subpalpebral Lavage Study

August 06, 2015

Lavage systems placed in the upper and lower eyelids developed complications 12.8% and 22.2% of the time, respectively.... Read More

Tender is one of the first patients to benefit from an eye removal procedure designed to minimize surgical stress and complications.


Mississippi State Vets Devise Standing Eye Removal Technique

July 07, 2015

The procedure is designed to minimize surgical stress and complications associated with enucleations. ... Read More


22 Equine Ophthalmology Studies Available Free Online

May 06, 2015

Study topics include keratitis, corneal surgery, corneal neoplasia, uveitis, glaucoma, and more.... Read More


Hearing Loss in Foals

May 03, 2015

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More


Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More


AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More

Researchers tested the safety of stem cell injections in horses' subconjunctiva. This image shows a subconjunctiva immediately following stem cell injection.


Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

March 18, 2015

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe.... Read More


Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

Bacterial and fungal cultures can help veterinarians diagnose eye problems in foals. Here, a veterinarian collects a sample.


Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

February 09, 2015

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.


The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More


Hearing Loss in Adult Horses

February 03, 2015

Hearing loss occurs but is seldom reported. Learn about this condition, which impacts horses' behavior and performance.... Read More


UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More


Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

January 02, 2015

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA.... Read More


Researchers Study Near-, Farsightedness in Horses

December 26, 2014

While two-thirds of horses have normal vision in both eyes, others are either near- or farsighted in one or both eyes.... Read More


Researchers Identify Corneal Dystrophy in Friesians

December 21, 2014

Corneal dystrophy in Friesians could have a genetic basis, but the condition responds well to appropriate treatment.... Read More


Teeth in Strange Places

December 16, 2014

Can a tooth grow out of the front of the horse's head, close to the eye? ... Read More


Foal Eye Issues

November 17, 2014

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


Connecting the Dots: Recurrent Uveitis and Appaloosa Horses

November 04, 2014

Researchers found that markers on two chromosomes are associated with the risk of insidious equine recurrent uveitis.... Read More


UC Davis Launches Equine Ophthalmology Service

October 29, 2014

Mary Lassaline, DVM, PhD, MA, Dipl. ACVO, is heading the UC Davis equine ophthalmology service.... Read More


Equine Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies Syndrome

October 06, 2014

This syndrome describes a group of abnormalities in the horse's cornea, iris, lens, and ciliary body.... Read More


Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

October 01, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More