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How do I know if my horse has lost its sight due to a corneal ulcer or other eye disease?

Look for what we call the “dazzle response”. Shine a bright light into the eye and watch for a slight closing of the upper eyelid. Essentially the horse is letting you know they sense the light. Care must be taken to avoid touching the eyelids so a little distance from the eye is important and it can require an intensely bright light.

 
Are there any surgical options to repair a corneal ulcer? View Details
 
What are the challenges with treating a larger or out of control ulcer? View Details
 
With proper treatment how quickly can a corneal ulcer repair itself? View Details
 
Sometimes with medical issues if we give them a day or two they will resolve themselves. Is this the case with corneal ulcers? View Details
 
If an owner suspects an eye problem should they flush the eye and try to treat it on their own before calling a veterinarian? View Details
 
If the traumatic injury can be as subtle as a scratch from a piece of hay how can an owner detect that there is a problem? View Details
 
If an owner believes there is a foreign body in the horse’s eye is it okay to shine a light in the eye to exam it? View Details
 
What are the most common reasons a horse develops a corneal ulcer? View Details
 
How can I tell if my horse has strangles? View Details
 
How is the EHV-1 virus spread? View Details
 
What are the treatments for strangles? View Details
 
What are the most common symptoms of strangles? View Details
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