Equine Uveitis (Moon Blindness) is an immune-mediated disease that affects the eye. It is the leading cause of blindness in horses.
Jacquelin Boggs, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM gave a presentation to the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference on equine recurrent Uvities (ERU). Here she outlined the 7 things everyone should know about ERU. They include:
- Uvites is the leading cause of blindness in horses.
- ERU has a variety of presentations and subsets of disease.
- ERU is an immune-mediated disease with multiple triggers.
- Researchers note an association between leptospirosis and ERU.
- Certain breeds are more likely to develop ERU.
- Immune system modulation is the main goal of treatment, and affected horses’ response to treatment is variable.
- The long-term visual prognosis is guarded.
We encourage you to take a minute to learn more about her presentation by reading the full article on TheHorse.com. Early detection gives an equine a better chance at responding positively to treatment.
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