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Beyond NSAIDs: Diet Can Help Support A Horse Battling Uveitis

Uveitis is the leading cause of blindness among horses in the United States, and veterinarians are still looking for the best ways to manage the painful inflammation. Most medical management is focused on the acute phase of the disease, when the horse is treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to […]

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Blink Twice If You’re Stressed: New Study Tracks Equine Eyelid Movement

Recent research published in the open-access journal Animals has found the number of times a horse blinks or twitches his eyelids may be indicative of his stress level. A study team out of the University of Guelph noted that eye blink rates have long been used as stress indictors in humans. They hypothesized that the same […]

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In Focus: Equine Eye Injuries

An equine eye injury always warrants a call to the veterinarian, whether it looks serious or not; at times an eye issue may not seem serious, but it can quickly escalates into a massive issue, which could include loss of vision in the affected eye. Horses are hardwired for stoicism, so they may not let […]

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“Loveliest Colt in the World” Recovers From Eye Trauma At Penn Vet

“I’ve been coming to New Bolton Center with my horses since I was teenager, and I’m now in my 60s. I wouldn’t go anywhere else when there’s a problem,” said Cathy Vincent, co-owner of Adandy Farm’s in Greenwood, Delaware, which has been in the Arabian horse business since 1967. During a life spent breeding, training, […]

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Antibiotic Injection Promising Additional Treatment For Uveitis

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) is an intermittent disease that is immune mediated. It causes inflammation in the eye on occasion, with periods of no inflammation or low-grade inflammation in between acute episodes. The goal of ERU treatment is to reduce eye inflammation, preserve vision and reduce or eliminate pain. Current treatment involves immunosuppression and anti-inflammatories. […]

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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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