Uveitis (moon blindness)

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How Does Leptospirosis Cause Both Blindness and Abortion?

October 07, 2016

The same bacterium causes two very different conditions in horses. Dr. Craig Carter explains.... Read More

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What is Leptospirosis in Horses?

October 05, 2016

Dr. Craig Carter has spent his career studying leptospirosis. Here, he describes the bacterial condition.... Read More

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Protect Your Horse From Leptospirosis

September 29, 2016

Leptospirosis causes recurrent uveitis and abortion in horses. Fortunately, there's a vaccine. Is your horse at risk?... Read More

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Leptospirosis: Protect Your Horse (And Yourself!)

November 11, 2015

Leptospirosis can cause abortion, uveitis (moon blindness), and kidney/liver disease in horses. Now there's a vaccine.... Read More

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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22 Equine Ophthalmology Studies Available Free Online

May 06, 2015

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

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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

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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

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What Should I Expect After a Uveitis Diagnosis?

October 21, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig addresses a senior Appaloosa owner's concerns about this eye disease, also called moon blindness.... Read More

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Genetic Conditions by Body System

October 14, 2014

This report includes genetic diseases known to affect horses and which breeds are most susceptible.... Read More

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Hurry Up and Wait

September 23, 2014

What age-related health conditions are you managing in your senior horses?... Read More

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Keep a Close Eye

September 03, 2014

Do you monitor your older horses regularly for health problems? What specific issues are you looking for? ... Read More

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Zoonoses: What Horse Owners Need to Know

August 06, 2014

Here's what you need to know about zoonoses that affect horses and how to prevent them. ... Read More

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Are Blue-Eyed Horses More Prone to Eye Disease?

August 05, 2014

Blue-eyed horses aren't more at risk for general vision or eye problems than their brown-eyed counterparts.... Read More

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Diagnosing the Cloudy Equine Eye

March 21, 2014

Contact your veterinarian at the first sign of cloudy eyes to give your horse the best chance of recovery.... Read More

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Prepurchase Examinations: Don't Forget the Eyes

February 06, 2014

But before you sign the papers for your new horse, have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Equine Eye Topics

January 17, 2014

Attendees discussed fungal keratitis, ocular medications, and equine recurrent uveitis. ... Read More