Recent News for Eye and Ear Problems

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The Eyes Have It

April 01, 2013

Researchers are scrutinizing the equine eye so they can treat ocular issues better.... Read More

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GI Drug Could be Useful for Equine Eye Exams (AAEP 2012)

March 03, 2013

N-butylscopolammonium bromide could be useful for helping veterinarians examine horses' eyes.... 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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Utter Speaks about Eye Cancer in Horses at Penn Vet

January 18, 2013

Monthly First Tuesday lecture series focuses on equine eye cancer in February.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Poll Recap: Caring for Blind Horses

November 21, 2012

Sixty-eight percent of more than 650 respondents indicated they'd cared for a vision-impaired horse. ... Read More

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Cold-Weather Equine Ear Protection?

November 20, 2012

Do horses living outside need their ears protected during cold weather?... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: Questing Found to Have Eye Injury

November 05, 2012

The filly's eye was swollen shut the evening after her race, but no one is sure how or when she was injured.... 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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Eye Evaluation in Equine Prepurchase Exams

October 21, 2012

While not all eye anomalies are detrimental to vision, others can cause sale talks to cease.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Cataract Surgery

October 20, 2012

Many horses recover well from cataract surgery and retain vision in the affected eyes.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Glaucoma

October 19, 2012

It might have the same name, but equine glaucoma is a different animal than human glaucoma.... Read More

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Noninflammatory Equine Uveal Disorders

October 15, 2012

Many noninflammatory uveal abnormalities cause little to no discomfort or vision loss for the horse.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Orbit and Periorbita Problems

October 14, 2012

Disorders involving the horse's orbit and periorbita are less common than problems involving the eye itself.... Read More

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Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Equine Recurrent Uveitis

October 11, 2012

Veterinarians have learned how to best control this disease and are working to unravel new treatment options.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Vision

October 07, 2012

Basic comprehension of equine vision can help owners better understand why their horses act the way they do.... Read More

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Improving Outcomes for Corneal Ulcers, Ulcerative Keratitis

October 05, 2012

The natural mechanisms in equine eyes can complicate corneal ulcer healing, but most ulcers fully recover.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Eyelid Disorders

September 30, 2012

Equine eyelid disorders are common in horses and many can have favorable outcomes with treatment.... Read More

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What's in an Equine Eye Exam?

September 19, 2012

A thorough eye examination can identify numerous potentially vision-threatening problems in horses.... Read More

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Colic Prevalence in Horses Hospitalized for Ocular Disease

August 20, 2012

Patients with ocular disease had a higher incidence of colic than some other hospitalized equids.... Read More

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Horse Health Presentations Featured at Dressage at Devon

August 20, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center will give three horse health presentations at the show.... Read More

Santana lost his left eye in a stable accident three years ago.

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Dressage Horse, Blind in One Eye, Makes Olympic Debut

August 06, 2012

After losing an eye in a stable accident, the Swedish dressage horse Santana made an Olympic-sized recovery.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Ocular Keratitis in Horses

May 10, 2012

If not treated early, equine ocular keratitis (corneal inflammation) can lead to blindness and eye loss. ... Read More

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The Top 7 Things to Know about Equine Recurrent Uveitis

May 08, 2012

Understanding equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, or moon blindness) can help owners spot eye issues early.... Read More

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Third Eyelid Removal in Horses: Options Compared (AAEP 2011)

March 19, 2012

Removal of the equine third eye lid using sedation and local anesthesia appears to be safe and effective.... Read More