Recent News for Eye and Ear Problems

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Genetic Risk Factor for Equine Eye Cancer Identified

May 25, 2017

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common equine tumor overall. ... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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My Horse Has Glaucoma?

May 23, 2017

Contributor Nettie Liburt's gelding presented with glaucoma and was finally diagnosed with intraocular hypertension.... Read More

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What is Equine Otohematoma?

May 07, 2017

Equine otohematoma is an uncommon ear condition affecting horses of all ages. Here's what to know about it.... Read More

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What is Leptospirosis?

April 11, 2017

Learn whether your horse is at risk and if you should be vaccinating for this "new" disease.... Read More

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What is ERU and How Does it Impact Horses?

January 06, 2017

Equine recurrent uveitis, or ERU, is the most common cause of blindness in horses worldwide. Here's what to remember.... Read More

Posterior uveitis is first evident as a cloudy green vitreous (a jellylike substance behind the lens, seen in this smartphone video screen capture), and the veterinarian will not see the definition of the normal retinal anatomy.

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Shedding Light on Posterior Uveitis

December 22, 2016

This vision-threatening condition often doesn't become clinically apparent until late in the progression of the disease.... Read More

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Equine Ophthalmologist Named AAEP Distinguished Educator

December 06, 2016

Dr. Dennis Brooks is world-renowned for his contributions to equine ophthalmology. ... Read More

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When Corneal Ulcers Get Complicated

November 29, 2016

A seemingly minor ulcer can lead to the loss of vision or the eye itself if complications arise. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

November 25, 2016

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Find Link Between Neurologic Disease, Eye Issue

November 08, 2016

A vitamin E deficiency can lead to neurologic problems as well as a retina disorder called pigment retinopathy.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 28, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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