Recent News for Eye and Ear Problems

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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Hearing Loss in Foals

May 03, 2015

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

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AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More

Researchers tested the safety of stem cell injections in horses' subconjunctiva. This image shows a subconjunctiva immediately following stem cell injection.

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Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

March 18, 2015

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe.... 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

Bacterial and fungal cultures can help veterinarians diagnose eye problems in foals. Here, a veterinarian collects a sample.

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Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

February 09, 2015

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Adult Horses

February 03, 2015

Hearing loss occurs but is seldom reported. Learn about this condition, which impacts horses' behavior and performance.... Read More

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UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

January 02, 2015

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA.... Read More

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Researchers Study Near-, Farsightedness in Horses

December 26, 2014

While two-thirds of horses have normal vision in both eyes, others are either near- or farsighted in one or both eyes.... Read More