Recent News for Eye and Ear Problems


2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More


Eye Drops, Irrigating Solutions Recalled

September 06, 2016

Kinetic Technologies and Kinetic Vet have voluntarily recalled specific lots of Hy-Optic, OptiVet, and Optimend.... Read More


Novel Surgery Successful for Treating Clogged Tear Ducts

August 27, 2016

The standing procedure involves temporarily inserting tubing from the horse's tear duct into the sinus cavity.... Read More


Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 28, 2016

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancerous tumors of the equine eye. ... Read More


Could a Cream Eliminate Equine Aural Plaques?

July 01, 2016

Researchers found that applying 5% imiquimod cream resulted in clinical resolution in 93% of the treated ears.... Read More


Foal Eye Issues

May 31, 2016

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


Eye-Drop-Based Treatment Could Replace Surgery

May 13, 2016

A University of Illinois' Veterinary Teaching Hospital researcher is seeking new approaches for treating corneal ulcers.... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.


Surgical Technique Effective for Treating Corneal Edema

May 13, 2016

Treated horses had less corneal fluid swelling than before, did not develop any corneal ulcers, and retained vision.... Read More


Researchers Compare Similar Equine Eye Conditions

April 22, 2016

Corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy are a lot alike, but have some key differences, researchers found.... Read More


Infographic: Sunburn and Horses

April 13, 2016

Sun damage is serious in horses. In this infographic, find how to protect you pink-skinned horses from the sun.... Read More


A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

April 05, 2016

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases.... Read More


Equine Herpesvirus-Associated Ocular Disease

April 02, 2016

These viruses are known for causing respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic issues, but can also impact horses' eyes.... Read More


Clues for Recognizing Confusing Neurologic Syndromes

March 15, 2016

From behavioral changes to yawning, signs of neurologic problems in horses can be challenging to decipher.... Read More


2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Wednesday's Top Tweets

March 10, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference's equine acupuncture and emergencies sessions. ... Read More

Squamous cell carcinoma can involve several parts of the eye, including the lower eyelid.


SCC: Not So Easy on the Eyes

February 29, 2016

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer of the equine eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More


Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More


Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.


5 Common Equine Eye Injuries

January 26, 2016

Ocular insults are painful and sometimes unsightly, but with proper diagnosis and treatment most heal remarkably well.... Read More


UC Davis Researchers Seeking Appaloosas for Clinical Trial

December 29, 2015

The researchers are conducting a clinical trial on equine recurrent uveitis in Appaloosas.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.


The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More


AAEP Convention Day 3: A Formal Apology to Dr. Ann Dwyer

December 10, 2015

Monday's 6 a.m. Sunrise Session on uveitis came a little early for our sleep-starved veterinary reporter.... Read More


Charley Gets a Second Chance at Barrel Racing

November 01, 2015

Read about how a gelding overcame a serious eye problem and formed a bond with a 10-year-old girl.... Read More


First Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine Introduced

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