Don’t Wait: Any Equine Eye Injury Is An Emergency

Horse owners should not take equine eye injuries lightly, even if they seem minor in nature. A common equine eye injury is a corneal abrasion, or scratch, which can be very painful for the horse. Signs that a horse may be suffering from a corneal abrasion: Squinting or holding eye closed Swelling and redness of […]

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Eye See You: Omega-3s Can Aid In Equine Eye Health

From cognitive disorders and depression to cardiovascular disease, cancer, immune disorders, asthma, and more, fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids support many body systems. We know horses benefit from fish oil supplementation, and new research* shows that pain stemming from the cornea can also be improved with nutritional supplements containing omega-3s. In the study*, researchers describe a condition called […]

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Eye Drop-Based Treatment May Replace Surgery For Corneal Ulcers

Loss of vision in any species can be problematic, and corneal ulcers are a painful condition that can frequently lead to blindness. Dr. Bianca da Costa Martins, a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, Ill., is using a new approach to treat corneal ulcers. A clear structure that […]

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