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Look Into His Eyes

February 01, 2002

Your veterinarian has an array of instruments and techniques for examining your horse's eyes.... Read More

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Surgical Techniques (AAEP Convention 2001)

February 01, 2002

Surgery topics at the 2001 AAEP Convention helped the practitioner learn new techniques ... Read More

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Eye Anatomy and Physiology

January 01, 2002

Learn the basics of equine eye anatomy and physiology with glossary terms.... Read More

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Moon Blindness Attacks

January 01, 2002

Is there any food, treat, or climate that causes moon blindness flare-ups? ... Read More

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Glaucoma in Foals

November 10, 2001

I am looking for information on glaucoma in foals. Any information will be helpful. ... Read More

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Mysterious Eye Inflammation Traced to Plant Burrs

October 15, 2001

Fall and winter sometimes bring unexplained eye problems in horses and cattle, with irritation and inflammation, or corneal ulcers. Some of the horses examined at these college clinics over the past several years had microscopic barbed "slivers"... Read More

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The Equine Eye

October 15, 2001

Because it is a prey animal, the horse has both monocular and binocular vision. Its monocular vision is the result of having one eye located on each side of the skull instead of both eyes in the front. This means that the horse has far greater periph... Read More

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Problems With Blue Eyes?

October 12, 2001

Could a horse with two blue eyes have vision problems?... Read More

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Equine Corneal Problems: Wait and See Will Not Work

August 01, 2001

A corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis) is the most serious eye disease that veterinarians treat. Defined as a lesion in which the outer layer and some of the middle layer of the cornea have been lost, even simple ulcers can quickly progress to... Read More

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Eye Problems In Horses; Link To Foal Loss Unknown

May 18, 2001

Dr. Claire Latimer is a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology, the study of animal eyes. Since May 1, she has seen a surprising increase of eye problems in horses in Central Kentucky that fall into two distinct groups. She said the first syndrome... Read More

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Problems with Cataracts?

January 01, 2001

I am thinking of buying a mare that has cataracts in both eyes. What problems should I watch for?... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: General Medicine

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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Uveitis Research Pinpoints Leptospira interrogans

January 01, 2001

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association provides evidence that persistent ocular (eye) infection with the bacterium Leptospira interrogans is much more common in horses with recurrent... Read More

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Common Problems and Their Signs

April 01, 2000

The ability to recognize abnormalities depends greatly on a person's knowledge of what is normal. The greater someone's knowledge of normal anatomy, physiology, behavior, and environment of a given animal, the more likely that person is to... Read More

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Periodic Ophthalmia (Moon Blindness)

July 01, 1998

Periodic ophthalmia, otherwise known as recurrent uveitis, uveitis, or moon blindness, can be a devastating disease of the equine eye. It also, unfortunately, is a disease that we really don't know much about. The hypothetical... Read More

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Pseudomonas Infection in Horses

May 01, 1997

Pseudomonas is a bacteria family that can cause many types of illnesses, from loss of sight to reproductive problems to death. Members of the genus Pseudomonas are commonly found in aquatic habitats (wet areas... Read More

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Vision Testing In Horses

April 01, 1997

Currently, vision testing in horses is not an exact science. The main goal of the ophthalmic examination is to identify abnormalities of the eye and speculate on how they could affect the vision based on known structure and function of the eye.... Read More