Uveitis (moon blindness)


Researchers Pinpoint Link Between Appaloosa Coloring and Night Blindness

November 21, 2007

Congenital stationary night blindness causes vision deficits in Appaloosas with certain coat patterns.... Read More


Veterinary Ophthalmologists Using New Equipment to Correct Glaucoma

November 10, 2007

Next week, veterinary ophthalmologists at The New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, N.J., will perform an endoscopic laser procedure on a horse with glaucoma--one of the first equine uses for a new piece of equipment in the ophthalmologists'... Read More


New Web Site Focuses on Blindness in Appaloosas

September 24, 2007

A new website launched by the Montana-based Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary examines research on uveitis and blindness in Appaloosa horses.... Read More


Moon Blindness

February 01, 2007

"Moon blindness" is a chronic, painful eye disease, and it's the most common cause of blindness in horses. It was so named during the 1600s because people thought recurring attacks were related to phases of the moon. This eye disease might be one o... Read More


Ky. Horse Council Forming All-Breed Advisory Group

February 01, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), a statewide association for all horse owners and enthusiasts, is establishing an All-Breed Advisory Council, to provide a unified voice for the owners of all breeds of horses in Kentucky. The Council... Read More


Uveitis and a Detached Retina: Surgery to Save Horse's Vision

October 21, 2006

The horse, Lexius (Lexi), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, had an infection in the vitreous that caused chronic inflammation and uveitis in both eyes. The most likely cause of the infection is the bacteria leptospirosis.... Read More


The Gift of Sight

April 11, 2006

The lessons I learned from this experience are that if an eye infection does not resolve--or look much improved--in a week, then seek an ophthalmologist or at least ask your veterinarian to take samples of the infected area for further study.... Read More


Leptospiral Uveitis Helps Vaccine Research

March 09, 2005

Ashutosh Verma, BVSc, MVSc, graduate research assistant in the laboratory of John Timoney, BSc, MVB, MRCVS, MS, PhD, DSc, Keeneland Association Chair in Equine Science, at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington,... Read More


The Equine Eye (AAEP Wrap-Up)

March 01, 2004

"There are really only two ophthalmic disease: Corneal ulcers and everything else," said Brooks. Therapies are different, and some therapies for the "everything else" can make ulcers worse, cautioned Brooks.... Read More


Moon Blindness Attacks

January 01, 2002

 Q. Is there any food, treat, or climate that causes moon blindness flare-ups? My horse recently had one, and I want to prevent any more if possible. I already use a fly mask for "sunglasses." Paige

A. Unfortunately, we... Read More


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


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


Leptospirosis in Horses

October 01, 1998

Acute leptospirosis in horses is characterized by fever of 103-105° Fahrenheit for two to three days, depressi... Read More


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


Surgery For Recurrent Uveitis

December 19, 1997

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) or periodic ophthalmia frequently is a sight-threatening intraocular inflammatory disease of the eye in equids of any age in all parts of the world. Severe single attacks, as well as recurrent minor episodes, can... Read More