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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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Cataracts in Foals

May 23, 2009

Horses can be born with cataracts due to developmental or heritable causes--known as congenital cataracts. Foals with cataracts often present very early in life, usually at 1 to 2 months of age. Typically, the owners will notice the whiteness in... Read More

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Preventing and Handling Eye Injuries

May 16, 2009

Eye injuries and infections are not uncommon in horses, but minor problems left untreated can quickly become serious and result in blindness if unattended. Here are some recommendations for preventing problems and some guidelines to follow if... Read More

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Tips on Examining the Equine Eye

April 20, 2009

In general, overt pathology is easy to identify because of the ease by which the equine eye can be examined. The largest challenge for general practitioners is determining the significance of subtle variations in normal eyes and recognizing the mild... Read More

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Corneal Ulcer Correction and Improving Visual Outcomes: Scar Wars

April 07, 2009

Brooks reviewed a variety of treatment and management strategies for corneal ulcers, with a focus on not only resolving the ulcer in each case, but maintaining the horse's vision.... Read More

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"Sticky" Third Eyelid

April 01, 2009

Q: Twice, my 12-year-old Paint gelding has gotten his third eyelid "stuck" over the top of his eyeball for 10 or 20 seconds. The first time was when water splashed in his eye during a bath. He tossed his head, rolled his eye upward... Read More

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FAEP 2008 Symposium

April 01, 2009

Laminitis, corneal ulcers, and R. equi were among the topics veterinarians and researchers discussed at a conference in the Caribbean.

Thirteen presenters took to the podium, covering lameness, reproduction, and medicine... Read More

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AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More

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Corneal Ulcers (AAEP 2008)

February 03, 2009

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New Surgery for Deep Corneal Abscesses

December 27, 2008

A new surgical technique for managing deep corneal abscesses in horses is effective and cosmetically pleasing.... Read More

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Diode Laser Treatment for Headshaking a Burning Success

December 08, 2008

California researchers aren't shy when it comes to managing headshaking in horses. According to a case report published in the Nov. 15 edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Jeannine Berger, DVM, Dipl.... Read More

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Kentucky Colt with Type-1 Diabetes Might Be First

December 03, 2008

A colt born with type-1 diabetes might be the first documented equine case of the illness, according to his veterinarian, Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky.

The Kentucky Mountain Saddle... Read More

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Silver Dapple Color and Eye Abnormalities Connection Found

November 13, 2008

For many years, veterinarians and horse owners have described the collection of eye anomalies associated with silver dapple color as anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD), because of the apparent similarities to anterior segment lesions ... 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.

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Prosthetic Eye Gives Horse a Shot at Show Career

October 14, 2008

A miniature horse has been given a second chance for a career as a show horse--thanks to a prosthetic eye. The 65-pound horse, named KBuck, was born June 1 at Lil Chums Miniature Horse Farm in Lawton, Okla., and lost its eye a few days afte... Read More

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Treating Seasonal Headshaking with Eye Drops

October 07, 2008

Horses that shake their heads in an unexpected, intermittent, potentially violent, and apparently involuntary way are not only frustrating, but widely deemed unsafe for the rider or handler.

Horses suffering from seasonal headshaking can... Read More

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Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Highlights Specialized Eye Care Availability

October 04, 2008

It's been just a few months since board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist Gwendolyn Lynch, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, became affiliated with Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. But in this short time, Lynch has provided many... Read More

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Shedding Light on Night Blindness in Appaloosas

August 31, 2008

Congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) in Appaloosas has been linked to the leopard complex spotting in these horses. But how are these two apparently independent genetic... Read More

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Infectious Disease in Horses

August 15, 2008

Equine authorities discussed numerous infectious disease topics and studies during the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Ophthalmology Research in Horses

August 15, 2008

Equine eye health was among the many subjects discussed at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Suspended Jockey Responds to Whipping Incident

June 26, 2008

Jockey Jeremy Rose was suspended for six months following a stewards' hearing the morning of June 24 for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during the third race at Delaware Park June 23. (For more on this see "Read More

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Equine Corneal Ulcers Discussed In-Depth at AAEP Convention

May 14, 2008

At the 2007 AAEP convention's In-Depth Ophthalmology session, Caryn Plummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, assistant professor at of the University of Florida veterinary school, described the outer corneal layer (epithelium) as the windshield of the eye, and... Read More

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Merits of Standing Eye Enucleation Revealed

May 13, 2008

In the first multi-institutional study of its kind, researchers recently reported that eye enucleation (surgical removal of the eye and associated structures) with the horse standing and sedated is safer and more economical than the traditional... 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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Equine Color Vision Research: Seeing Things Differently

April 30, 2008

If you have a horse of a different color, chances are your horse knows it--although he might not be able to say if he's red or green.

New physiological and behavioral research by various teams across the globe has added weight to the... Read More