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2/18/2013 1:51:23 PM
Injuries to the eye
2/18/2013 12:07:25 PM
2/17/2013 7:30:55 PM
I have an Appaloosa mare.
2/17/2013 4:34:34 PM
2/17/2013 3:39:14 PM
Accidents such as poking eye on tree limb or fencing.
2/17/2013 3:13:26 PM
my 29 yr old gelding has them
2/17/2013 12:43:17 PM
I am keeper to a mini mare that routinely injures her eyes.
2/17/2013 1:54:31 AM
have a horse dealing with the condition
2/16/2013 11:13:33 PM
The vet just informed us that our Arabian mare is losing her vision due to glaucoma.
2/16/2013 2:31:13 PM
Just had the vet out last month for my old mare's corneal ulcer.
2/16/2013 10:46:12 AM
an accidental injury
2/15/2013 10:02:42 PM
foxtails in eye
2/15/2013 9:49:25 PM
I have a horse with ocular herpes. It flares on occasion and we use antivirals to treat.
2/15/2013 8:28:50 PM
cancer of the third eyelid
2/15/2013 8:28:09 PM
2/15/2013 5:32:36 PM
2/15/2013 2:44:48 PM
does uveitis turn into glacoma? how can you tell if it is glacoma?
2/15/2013 1:27:32 PM
allergies or reaction to midges-just moved N to South.
2/15/2013 10:13:45 AM
2/15/2013 6:53:11 AM
high sensitivity in an eye that has previously had all of the above
2/15/2013 6:31:55 AM
2/14/2013 11:19:23 PM
I lost my beautiful Arab mare to hemangiosarcoma on her eye. She was 12 years old.
2/14/2013 10:36:07 PM
Had a horse that had this issue
2/14/2013 8:34:08 PM
2/14/2013 7:15:26 PM
Living in a dry, windy climate, I fly mask year round to keep grit out of eyes
2/14/2013 6:36:49 PM
My mare is blind from cataracts, but still being ridden & enjoyed.
2/14/2013 6:17:03 PM
2/14/2013 6:04:32 PM
2/14/2013 5:34:40 PM
Treating 1 with uveitis for a few years. holding his own so far.
2/14/2013 1:14:31 PM
injury and fungal infections
2/14/2013 11:59:31 AM
my horse developed two large corneal ulcers caused by fungal organisms. 4 1/2 mths $6000+ she healed
2/14/2013 11:46:41 AM
Ulcers are far the most common and unsuccessfully treated can lead to the other complications.
2/14/2013 6:05:30 AM
Having had a horse with Uveitis I know how debilitating this can be.
2/14/2013 5:31:42 AM
Are there any new treatments for uveitis beyond cyclosporine implants?
2/14/2013 2:11:04 AM
Penetrating wound to eye
2/13/2013 11:40:16 PM
In over 30 yrs of owning horses I have only had trouble with eye infections requiring RX ointmen
2/13/2013 10:35:43 PM
2/13/2013 7:26:46 PM
Anything that can cause blindness or severe eye pain.
2/13/2013 7:16:20 PM
this getting so common and would like to know it relatavacne to leptospirois
2/13/2013 6:39:30 PM
Just so common and hard to treat
2/13/2013 5:04:56 PM
horsemeat scandal, US humane treatment of horses?
2/13/2013 4:18:57 PM
squamous cell carcinoma
2/13/2013 4:15:37 PM
2/13/2013 3:25:20 PM
have never had eye issues in 30+ yrs
2/13/2013 12:28:16 PM
Insidious ERU in Appaloosas and POAs
2/13/2013 12:12:25 PM
i have a leopard appy. aren't they prone to this?
2/13/2013 12:09:20 PM
2/13/2013 11:34:02 AM
Cancer of the 3rd eyelid. Our belgian filly developed it in both eyes
2/13/2013 11:27:42 AM
2/13/2013 9:51:10 AM
Most have healed w/in a day or two, but had one bad infection that did heal w/intensive treatment
2/13/2013 7:44:18 AM
Have 26 yr. old Appaloosa/TB. Is this danger over at this age?
2/13/2013 1:54:23 AM
Have 1 w/uveitis. Seems to be doing fine so far. Always wears fly mask.
2/12/2013 11:05:55 PM
as they develop
2/12/2013 9:59:04 PM
My senior gelding is prone to ingrown eyelash hairs which cause corneal ulcers
2/12/2013 9:21:19 PM
2/12/2013 8:48:58 PM
Mine are pasture horses and that can be a problem in rough country.
2/12/2013 8:26:44 PM
aldready have an appy with this problem
2/12/2013 8:18:56 PM
My 10 year old mare has one in her left eye.
2/12/2013 7:09:22 PM
Concerned about an undetected corneal ulcer due to foreign matter in the eye
2/12/2013 6:49:30 PM
Cancer of the 3rd eyelid
2/12/2013 6:48:44 PM
2/12/2013 6:45:33 PM
Have had 2 horses with uveitis, one lead to total blindness, the other to glaucoma in one eye with v
2/12/2013 6:35:24 PM
They all concern me. It was hard to choose.
2/12/2013 6:35:19 PM
2/12/2013 6:06:10 PM
2/12/2013 6:04:16 PM
2/12/2013 6:03:40 PM
My horse has runny eyes
2/12/2013 5:31:20 PM
none - no eye issues in our herds. Thank goodness.
2/12/2013 5:11:01 PM
2/12/2013 4:40:08 PM
15 yrs ago my Appaloosa went blind eventually in both eyes from ERU. Difficult condition to treat.
2/12/2013 4:36:04 PM
My wife has a Appy, seems to run with the breed !
2/12/2013 4:27:24 PM
all of the above - eye health is vital!
2/12/2013 11:40:11 AM
One of my geldings has uveitis in both eyes, so its progression is certainly concerning.
2/12/2013 8:02:00 AM
had a gelding w/bilateral uveitis that dev. a cataract in 1 eye & infection/melting ulcer in other
2/12/2013 7:25:02 AM
Eye injuries-I've had two horses with corneal scratches from foreign objects, both healed well
2/12/2013 2:43:15 AM
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