Uveitis (moon blindness)

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Genetic Conditions by Body System

October 13, 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

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Blind Dressage Horse Valiant in Critical Condition

November 15, 2013

Blind dressage horse Valiant is in critical condition with endocarditis, his owner told The Horse.... Read More

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Managing the Swollen Eye in the Field (AAEP 2012)

January 31, 2013

The acutely swollen eye can present many diagnostic challenges to the field practitioner.... Read More

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Blindness in Horses

November 28, 2012

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones presents causes of equine blindness and how to manage horses that have lost their sight.... Read More

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Advances in Equine Ophthalmology

November 02, 2012

Treatment and research breakthroughs help to wage the war against equine vision problems.... Read More

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Caring for the Blind Horse

November 01, 2012

Most horses adapt well to vision loss but still require special management in a safe environment.... Read More

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Study: Laser Glaucoma Treatment Helps, But Doesn't Cure

July 03, 2010

A specially designed surgical laser can help control fluid pressures in the eyes of horses with glaucoma and help maintain vision, but it does not alleviate the need for the continued use of topical eye medications, according to David A. Wilkie... Read More

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Equine Recurrent Uveitis Biomarker Research a Real Eye Opener

October 15, 2009

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) is the most common cause of blindness in horses and is believed to affect approximately 10% of the equine population. The exact cause of ERU remains unclear, although researchers have shown that recurrent bout... Read More

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Equine Recurrent Uveitis: Watery Eyes Can Indicate a Serious Problem

July 06, 2009

While there are many reasons for a horse to have excessive tear production, it's a classic sign of equine recurrent uveitis, also known as moon blindness.... Read More

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Leptospira Not an Important Factor in Recurrent Uveitis, Researchers Say

November 01, 2008

As a result of aggressive research efforts, the underlying causes and factors contributing to recurrent uveitis--a painful and debilitating condition that is the leading cause of blindness in horses--are becoming known.

"Recurrent... Read More

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Cataracts in Horses

May 06, 2008

Cataracts have been found to be heritable in Belgians, Morgans, Thoroughbreds, Rocky Mountain Horses, and Quarter Horses. In other instances, cataracts can develop secondary to trauma or due to chronic inflammation from uveitis (moon blindness).... Read More

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Uveitis: Medical and Surgical Treatment

April 19, 2008

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) is like an autoimmune response, tending to be a dynamic process with shifts in immune reactivity that cause a waxing and waning of uveitis episodes.... Read More

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Leptospirosis: What Is It?

March 01, 2008


Don’t overlook this "bug" that can cause abortion and uveitis (moon blindness).

Many horse people don't know that much about leptospirosis. If you have heard of it, it is probably in... Read More

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Horse Recovering from New Glaucoma Procedure

December 13, 2007

VIDEO | A horse that underwent a rare endoscopic laser eye procedure is showing normal intraocular pressure (IOP), a key indication that the procedure has brought his... Read More

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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

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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

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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