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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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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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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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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

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The Horse's Skeleton: Skull and Teeth

December 10, 2010

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Eye Color and Blindness

December 01, 2010

I have a 5-year-old horse that has one blue eye and one brown eye. I have been that told he is going blind in ... Read More

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Eye Trauma in Horses

November 01, 2010

Eye injuries are fairly common in horses and can be serious, especially if neglected. They run the gamut from corneal injuries (e.g., superficial scratches, punctures, or a foreign body caught under an eyelid) to full-thickness eyelid lacerations to ... Read More

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Ocular Disease in Horses with HERDA: Study

August 10, 2010

In an eye-opening event, Mississippi State University researchers discovered that Quarter Horses diagnosed with the disease called hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) not only have skin defects but also important eye abnormalitie... Read More

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Lens Implants in Horses Advocated Following Cataract Surgery

August 01, 2010

After cataract surgery to remove the damaged intraocular lens, horses now have more appropriate lens options. ... Read More

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Veterinary Ophthalmology

June 01, 2010

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Night Vision-Appaloosa Spotting Link Investigated

May 11, 2010

Appaloosas lacking in spots might be lacking in night vision.... Read More

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Eye Medications in Horses

April 08, 2010

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Equine Vision: Impact on Trail Behavior (Book Excerpt)

April 02, 2010

Once you learn how the equine eye functions, you'll better understand your horse's actions. And you'll have insight managing your trail horse when it becomes skittish for no apparent reason.... Read More

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Corneal Ulcer Treatment Covered at Vet Conference

March 21, 2010

With their large, exposed eyes, horses are at risk for diseases of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye, said Elizabeth A. Giuliano, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, associate professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missou... Read More

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Eye Position and Animal Agility Study Published

March 07, 2010

New research from scientists in Liverpool has revealed the relationship between agility and vision in mammals. The study, published in February in the Journal of Anatomy, sampled 51 species to compare the relationship between agility and... Read More

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Equine Eye Problems Discussed by Veterinarians

March 03, 2010

Ophthalmology in horses was declared such an important topic at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in early December that two Table Topics were held. In one session approximately 175 veterinarians attended, ... Read More

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Eye Removal Surgery Recovery Reviewed (AAEP 2009)

February 02, 2010

Horses recover from general anesthesia following removal of an eye (enucleation) equally well as horses recovering from other types of surgeries, reported veterinarians and surgeons from the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center du... Read More

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All Eyes and Ears

February 01, 2010

The horse in the wild depends on keen eyesight and acute hearing to detect danger and flee from predators.... Read More