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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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How Your Horse Sees

May 21, 2012

Dr. Sharon Spier, U.C. Davis, Calif., explains the horses' vision. ... 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

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Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

April 14, 2011

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the ... Read More

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UC Davis to Host Equine Medicine Symposium for Owners

April 01, 2011

The University of California, Davis, annual equine medicine symposium is scheduled for April 9. This year's topic is "The Golden Years: Helping Your Horse Mature Gracefully," and it will cover everything you ever wanted to know about helping your ... Read More

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New Technology for Diagnosing Keratitis in the Equine Eye

March 31, 2011

A technology commonly used in human medicine would provide veterinarians with a quick, noninvasive alternative for diagnosing fungal keratitis in the equine eye, according to a researcher from Cornell University. Equine fungal keratitis is a common ... Read More

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Piroplasmosis, Guttural Pouch Infection, Miscellaneous Topics

March 17, 2011

Topics at the 2010 AAEP Convention included piroplasmosis in horses and guttural pouch infection in foals.... Read More

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Milne Lecture: Eye Surface Failure in Horses

March 17, 2011

Dr. Dennis Brooks spoke about catastrophic ocular surface failure in the horse at the 2008 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Eye Issues in Horses

March 15, 2011

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Digital Photos Assist in Treating the Equine Eye (AAEP 2010)

February 25, 2011

Ann E. Dwyer, DVM, says that the most basic point-and-shoot digital camera is an "invaluable tool for documenting and following a variety of ophthalmic problems such as those affecting the orbit, eyelids, cornea, iris, and lens of the equine eye." ... Read More

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Catastrophic Ocular Surface Failure in the Horse (AAEP 2010)

February 14, 2011

The soft, expressive equine eye holds a great fascination for horse lovers. And although it's normally a resilient structure, it's not immune from injury. At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore... Read More

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Detomidine Sedation and Eye Pressure in Horses (AAEP 2010)

January 09, 2011

If your horse has to be sedated, the effect of that sedative on the fluid pressure within his eyes (intraocular pressure) might be the last thing you're worried about. Unless, of course, he is being sedated for an eye procedure--then this issue ... Read More

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Corneal Ulcers

January 01, 2011

I was wondering about corneal ulcers in horses. I have a 30-year-old horse that has lost eyesight in one eye from age, and I am treating him now for a corneal ulcer. I read your article on eye problems (November 2010 issue) and was wondering what med... Read More